GRB040916 (= H3558): A Long XRF Localized by HETE
T. Yamazaki, G. Ricker, J-L. Atteia, N. Kawai, D. Lamb, and S. Woosley,
on behalf of the HETE Science Team;
T. Donaghy, E. Fenimore, M. Galassi, C. Graziani, M. Matsuoka,
Y. Nakagawa, T. Sakamoto, R. Sato, Y. Shirasaki, M. Suzuki,
T. Tamagawa, Y. Urata, Y. Yamamoto, and A. Yoshida, on behalf of the
HETE WXM Team;
N. Butler, G. Crew, J. Doty, A. Dullighan, G. Prigozhin, R. Vanderspek,
J. Villasenor, J. G. Jernigan, A. Levine, G. Azzibrouck, J. Braga,
R. Manchanda, and G. Pizzichini, on behalf of the HETE Operations and
HETE Optical-SXC Teams;
C. Barraud, M. Boer, J-F Olive, J-P Dezalay, and K. Hurley, on behalf
of the HETE FREGATE Team;
At 00:03:30 UT (209 SOD) on 16 September 2004, the WXM instrument
on HETE detected GRB040916 (= H3558), a long, two-peaked XRF. The
burst has been localized to a circle of 18' radius centered on
RA = 23h 01m 44s, Dec = -5d 37' 43" (J2000)
The burst consists of two peaks separated by ~250s, each ~100s in
duration. No formal spectral analysis has been performed using WXM
data, but the dearth of counts in bands > 10 keV in either peak is a
strong indication that GRB040916 is an XRF.
We anticipate providing additional spectral information from this
unusual event in a subsequent GCN Circular.
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