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GCN Circular 23866

GRB 190203A: AstroSat CZTI detection
2019-02-04T18:38:24Z (5 years ago)
Vidushi Sharma at IUCAA <>
T. Khanam, 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 a long GRB 190203A, which was also detected by Swift (Lien A. Y. et al., GCN Circ 23845) and Konus-Wind (Frederiks D. et al., GCN Circ 23859).

The source was clearly detected in the 20-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows multiple peaks of emission with the strongest peak at 15:44:14.0 UT. The measured peak count rate is 314 cts/s above the background in the combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 387 cts. The local mean background count rate was 340 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 46.45 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 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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