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GCN Circular 22364

Subject
GRB 180113B: AstroSat CZTI detection
Date
2018-01-20T18:21:39Z (6 years ago)
From
Vidushi Sharma at IUCAA <vidushi@iucaa.in>
V. Sharma and D. Bhattacharya (IUCAA), V. Bhalerao (IIT-B), A. R. Rao (TIFR) and S. Vadawale (PRL) report on behalf of the Astrosat CZTI collaboration:

Analysis of Astrosat CZTI data showed the detection of bright GRB 180113B, which was also detected by Fermi-GBM (Veres P. et al., GCN 22329), Insight-HXMT/HE (Li C. K. et al., GCN 22342), IPN Triangulation (Svinkin D. et al., GCN 22354) and  Konus-Wind (Frederiks D. et al., GCN 22355).

The source was clearly detected in the 40-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows multiple peaks of emission with strongest peak at 00:16:01.500 UT, ~1 s after the Fermi-GBM trigger. The measured peak count rate is 1344.6 cts/s above the background in combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 3534 cts. The local mean background count rate was 520 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 10.8 s.

It was also clearly detected in the CsI anticoincidence (Veto) detector in the 100-500 keV energy range.

CZTI GRB detections are reported regularly on the payload site at http://astrosat.iucaa.in/czti/?q=grb. CZTI is built by a TIFR-led consortium of institutes across India, including VSSC, ISAC, IUCAA, SAC and PRL. The Indian Space Research Organisation funded, managed and facilitated the project.
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