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GCN Circular 22139

GRB 171120A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2017-11-21T04:19:31Z (7 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
M. Stamatikos (OSU), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. R. Cummings (CPI), H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA),
A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
A. Tohuvavohu (PSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-240 to T+963 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 171120A (trigger #791201)
(Tohuvavohu et al., GCN Circ. 22133).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 163.774, 22.461 deg which is
   RA(J2000)  =  10h 55m 05.8s
   Dec(J2000) = +22d 27' 38.2"
with an uncertainty of 1.2 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 14%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a multi-peaked structure that starts
at ~T-15 s and ends at ~T+65 s. The two main peaks occur at ~T0 and ~T+40 s,
respectively. T90 (15-350 keV) is 64 +- 16 sec (estimated error including

The time-averaged spectrum from T-15.53 to T+64.47 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 1.06 +- 0.28,
and Epeak of 86.0 +- 19.0 keV (chi squared 55.57 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 8.6 +- 0.3 x 10^-6 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T+39.97 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
11.4 +- 0.5 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 1.67 +- 0.06 (chi squared 70.86 for 57 d.o.f.).  All the quoted errors
are at the 90% confidence level.

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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