Skip to main content
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 2451

Subject
IPN detection of activity from SGR1806-20
Date
2003-11-18T18:02:21Z (21 years ago)
From
Kevin Hurley at UCBerkeley/SSL <khurley@sunspot.ssl.berkeley.edu>
K. Hurley and T. Cline, on behalf of the Ulysses, Konus, and Mars
Odyssey GRB teams,

E. Mazets and S. Golenetskii, on behalf of the Konus-Wind GRB team,

I. Mitrofanov, S. Charyshnikov, V. Grinkov, A. Kozyrev, M. Litvak, and
A. Sanin, on behalf of the HEND-Odyssey GRB team, and

W. Boynton, C. Fellows, K. Harshman, C. Shinohara and R. Starr, on
behalf of the GRS/Odyssey GRB team, report:

Konus-Wind and Mars Odyssey-HEND  observed this GRB at 26660 seconds on
14 November 2003.  As observed by Konus, it had a duration of
approximately 1.4 seconds, an 18-200 keV fluence of approximately
3.6E+-05 erg/cm2, and a peak flux of approximately 6.3E-05 erg/cm2 s.

We have triangulated it to a preliminary annulus centered at RA, Decl
(2000) =  344.192, -8.447 degrees, whose radius is 70.299 +/-  0.036
degrees (3 sigma).   As the center line of this annulus passes 0.009
degrees from the position of SGR1806-20, and 0.092 degrees from the
center of the error circle of SGR1808-20, we conclude that the origin
of this burst was most likely SGR1806-20.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit USA.gov