S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (CPI),
V. D'Elia (ASDC), H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA),
A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-239 to T+963 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 171205A (trigger #794972)
(D'Elia et al., GCN Circ. 22177). The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 167.423, -12.599 deg which is
RA(J2000) = 11h 09m 41.5s
Dec(J2000) = -12d 35' 58.0"
with an uncertainty of 1.6 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 46%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows some weak emissions with multiple
overlapping peaks that starts at ~ T-40 s and ends at ~ T+200 s. The burst
went out of the BAT FOV at T+478 s. T90 (15-350 keV) is 189.4 +- 35.0 sec
(estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-42.23 to T+197.80 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model. The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.41 +- 0.14. The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 3.6 +- 0.3 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+49.08 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 1.0 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec. All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
Assuming z = 0.0368 (Izzo et al., GCN Circ. 22180) and a standard cosmology model
with H_0 = 70.5 km/s/Mpc, Omega_M = 0.274, Omega_\Lambda = 0.726 (Spergel et al. 2007),
the isotropic energy release Eiso (in the observed 15-150 keV band) is 5.72e+49 erg.
This Eiso is similar to other low-luminosity GRBs. For example, the Eiso
(in the observed 15-150 keV band) for GRB060218 is 2.57e+49 erg (assuming
T90 = 2100 s based on Campana et al. 2006) and GRB100316D has Eiso >= 3.70e+49 erg
(assuming T90 >= 1300 s based on Starling et al. 2011).
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at