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GCN Circular 26780

Subject
GRB 200115A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2020-01-16T00:41:51Z (4 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
S. Laha (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (CPI),
H. A. Krimm (NSF), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
K. Page (UL), D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-60 to T+243 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 200115A (trigger #949361)
(Page, et al., GCN Circ. 26771).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 56.453, 5.607 deg, which is
   RA(J2000)  =  03h 45m 48.7s
   Dec(J2000) = +05d 36' 26.0"
with an uncertainty of 1.1 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 82%.

The mask-weighted light curve starts before T-50 sec, picking up at T-30 sec,
continued increasing until the peak at T+100 sec, a couple weak following peaks,
and having weak and flat emission out past the end of data at T+240 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 158.4 +- 32.6 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-40.29 to T+233.12 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 1.29 +- 0.24,   
and Epeak of 75.0 +- 17.5 keV (chi squared 40.88 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.0 +- 0.0 x 10^-5 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T+99.75 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
3.6 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index  
of 1.77 +- 0.06 (chi squared 53.76 for 57 d.o.f.).  All the quoted errors 
are at the 90% confidence level.

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/notices_s/949361/BA/
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