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GCN Circular 24883

GRB 190619B: AstroSat CZTI detection
2019-06-26T06:22:17Z (5 years ago)
Prachee Ghumatkar at IUCAA/AstroSat <>
P. Ghumatkar, V. Sharma, D. Bhattacharya 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 190619B, which was also detected by Fermi GBM (GCN #24851), BALROG (Burgess J. et la., GCN #24852) and Global MASTER-Net (Lipunov V. et al., GCN #24853).

The source was clearly detected in the 40-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows multiple pulses of emission with strongest peak at 14:16:44.5 UT. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 251 cts/s above the background in the combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 3318 cts. The local mean background count rate was 620 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 38.6 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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