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GCN Circular 22821

GRB 180620B: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2018-06-22T00:45:20Z (6 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. R. Cummings (CPI), P. A. Evans (U Leicester),
H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), D. M. Palmer (LANL),
T. Sakamoto (AGU), M. Stamatikos (OSU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-179 to T+843 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 180620B (trigger #843211)
(Evans et al., GCN Circ. 22807).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 357.514, -57.954 deg which is
  RA(J2000)  =  23h 50m 03.3s
  Dec(J2000) = -57d 57' 13.5"
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 78%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a multi-peaked structure that starts
at ~T-160 s and ends at ~T+160 s. The three main peaks occur at ~T0, ~T+40 s,
and ~T+100 s, respectively. Note that because the event data are only available
from ~T-180 s, there might be additional burst emission before the available
event data range. T90 (15-350 keV) is 198.8 +- 27.4 sec (estimated
error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-159.376 to T+162.428 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 1.30 +- 0.20,
and Epeak of 123.9 +- 68.3 keV (chi squared 58.09 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.0 +- 0.03 x 10^-5 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T-0.33 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
3.6 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 1.60 +- 0.05 (chi squared 65.76 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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