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GCN Circular 27218

GRB 200219A: Chandra rapid ToO upper limit
2020-02-26T06:32:01Z (4 years ago)
Takanori Sakamoto at AGU <>
T. Sakamoto (AGU), E. Troja (NASA/GSFC/ORAU), J. Norris (BSU),
S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. L. Racusin (GSFC), N. Kawai (Tokyo Tech),
A. Fruchter (STScI), M. Im (SNU)

A Chandra ToO observation of GRB 200219A (Lien et al., GCN Circ. 27125;
Bissaldi et al., GCN Circ. 27137) started on February 23 16:32 UT (~4.4 days
after the GRB trigger) for a total of 19.2 ksec.

We do not detect an X-ray afterglow at the location of the enhanced XRT position
(Osborne et al., GCN Circ. 27138).  The calculated 3-sigma upper limit is 3.3e-4 c/s
in the 0.35-8 keV band using aprates of the CIAO software package.
Using the best fit spectral parameters of the XRT PC mode data, we estimated
an 3-sigma unabsorbed flux upper limit of 5.0e-15 erg/cm2/s in the 0.35-8 keV band.

We would like to thank the Chandra operation team for rapidly approving and
making this observation.
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