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GCN Circular 22385

Konus-Wind observation of GRB 180204A
2018-02-05T12:16:14Z (6 years ago)
Anna Kozlova at Ioffe Institute <>
A. Kozlova, S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, D. Frederiks, P. Oleynik,
M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, A. Tsvetkova, A. Lysenko, and T. Cline
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The short-duration GRB 180204A (Swift-BAT detection and
analysis: Page et al., GCN 22375; Cummings et al., GCN 22380;
Fermi-GBM observation: Veres&Meegan, GCN 22378)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=9372.902 s UT (02:36:12.902).

The burst light curve shows two peaks in the interval
from ~T0-0.1 s to ~T0+1.1 s. The emission is seen up to ~10 MeV.

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst
had a fluence of 3.81(-0.57,+0.66)x10^-6 erg/cm2,
and a 16-ms peak flux, measured from T0+0.038 s,
of 2.95(-0.80,+0.87)x10^-5 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The spectrum of the burst
(measured from T0 to T0+0.256 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with  alpha = -0.36(-0.29,+0.38)
and Ep = 843(-177,+263) keV (chi2 = 37/45 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields the same alpha and Ep,
and an upper limit on the high energy photon index: beta < -2.5
(chi2 = 37/44 dof)

The Konus-Wind light curve of this GRB is available at

All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.
All the quoted values are preliminary.
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