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GCN Circular 24939

GRB 190630C: AstroSat CZTI detection
2019-07-01T13:59:57Z (5 years ago)
Vidushi Sharma at IUCAA <>
V. Sharma, R. Gaikwad, 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 190630C, which was also detected by Swift (Ukwatta T. N. et al., GCN # 24927) and Swift-XRT (Goad M. R. et al., GCN # 24930).

The source was clearly detected in the 40-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows single pulse of emission with strongest peak at 23:53:01 UT. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 153 cts/s above the background in the combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 1301 cts. The local mean background count rate was 571 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 21.3 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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