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GCN Circular 21316

GRB 170710B: Swift detection of a burst
2017-07-11T00:48:37Z (7 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
D. M. Palmer (LANL) and A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC)
report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 08:10:06.251 UT on 2017-07-10, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT)
detected a GRB during a pre-planned slew to a scheduled target.
Ground analysis using data from T-25 to T+79 s finds the source at a
location of
RA, Dec = 43.122, 42.679 deg which is
  RA(J2000)  =  02h 52m 29.3s
  Dec(J2000) = +42d 40' 43.6"
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).

The mask-weighted light curve shows a single FRED-like pulse that starts
and peaks at ~T0, and ends at ~T+60 s. T90 (15-350 keV) is 54.4 +- 1.6 sec
(estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T+0.0 to T+59.2 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.38 +- 0.08.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 2.4 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+5.10 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 1.2 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

This GRB also triggered Fermi/GBM (GBM trigger# 521367012).

A Swift Target of Opportunity observation has been requested.

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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