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GCN Circular 23972

Subject
GRB 190315A: AstroSat CZTI detection
Date
2019-03-19T12:17:15Z (5 years ago)
From
Vidushi Sharma at IUCAA <vidushi@iucaa.in>
V. Sharma, P. Ghumatkar, D. Bhattacharya, T. Khanam and A. Vibhute (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 190315A, which was also detected by Fermi/GBM (Kunzweiler F. et al., GCN # 23969).

The source was clearly detected in the 40-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows multiple pulses of emission with strongest peak at 12:17:52.500 UT. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 296 cts/s above the background in the combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 4402 cts. The local mean background count rate was 592 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 31 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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