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GCN Circular 24784

Konus-Wind observation of GRB 190606A
2019-06-11T17:29:11Z (5 years ago)
Anna Kozlova at Ioffe Institute <>
A. Kozlova, S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, D. Frederiks,
M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, A. Tsvetkova, A. Lysenko, and T. Cline
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The short-duration, very bright GRB 190606A
(AGILE-MCAL detection: Ursi et al., GCN Circ. 24759;
Fermi-LAT detection: Bissaldi et al., GCN Circ. 24761;
Fermi-GBM detection: Roberts et al., GCN Circ. 24764;
IPN triangulation: Kozlova et al., GCN 24765)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=6903.8 s UT (01:55:03.800).

The burst light curve shows a single pulse
which starts at ~T0 and has a total duration of ~0.2 s.
The emission is seen up to ~10 MeV.

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst
had a fluence of 1.16(-0.18,+0.18)x10^-5 erg/cm2,
and a 16-ms peak flux, measured from T0+0.034 s,
of 1.45(-0.39,+0.35)x10^-4 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The time-averaged spectrum of the burst
(measured from T0 to T0+0.192 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 = -1.13(-0.08,+0.09)
and Ep = 2373(-665,+939) keV (chi2 = 56/54 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields the same alpha and Ep,
and an upper limit on the high energy photon index: beta < -1.8
(chi2 = 55/53 dof).

The spectrum near the maximum count rate
(measured from T0 to T0+0.064 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
with  alpha = -1.19(-0.10,+0.12)
and Ep = 3194(-1324,+2736) keV (chi2 = 32/34 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields:
the low-energy photon index alpha = -0.88(-0.26,+0.45),
the high energy photon index beta = -1.67(-0.27,+0.15),
the peak energy Ep = 664(-388,+1038) keV
(chi2 = 26/33 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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