# GCN Circular 27285

**Subject**

LIGO/Virgo S200302c: No counterpart candidates in INTEGRAL SPI-ACS and IBIS prompt observation

**Date**

2020-03-02T09:28:09Z (4 years ago)

**From**

Alexis Coleiro at APC/U. Paris Diderot <coleiro@apc.in2p3.fr>

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Alexis Coleiro (APC, France), Maeve Doyle (UCD, Ireland),
V. Savchenko, C. Ferrigno (ISDC/UniGE, Switzerland),
J. Rodi (IAPS-Roma, Italy)
S. Mereghetti (INAF IASF-Milano, Italy)
on behalf of the INTEGRAL multi-messenger collaboration:
https://www.astro.unige.ch/cdci/integral-multimessenger-collaboration
Using combination of INTEGRAL all-sky detectors (following [1]):
SPI/ACS, IBIS/Veto, and IBIS we have performed a search for a prompt
gamma-ray counterpart of S200302c (GCN 27278).
At the time of the event (2020-03-02 01:58:11 UTC, hereafter T0),
INTEGRAL was operating in nominal mode. The peak of the event
localization probability was at an angle of 42 deg with respect to the
spacecraft pointing axis. This orientation implies strongly suppressed
(19% of optimal) response of ISGRI, strongly suppressed (39% of
optimal) response of IBIS/Veto, and near-optimal (78% of optimal)
response of SPI-ACS. 6.6% of the gravitational-wave localization was
within the IBIS field-of-view at the trigger time.
The background within +/-300 seconds around the event was very stable
(excess variance 1.1).
We have performed a search for any impulsive events in INTEGRAL SPI-
ACS (as described in [2]), IBIS, and IBIS/Veto data.
We do not detect any significant counterparts and estimate a 3-sigma
upper limit on the 75-2000 keV fluence of 3.2e-07 erg/cm^2 (within the
50% probability containment region of the source localization) for a
burst lasting less than 1 s with a characteristic short GRB spectrum
(an exponentially cut off power law with alpha=-0.5 and Ep=600 keV)
occurring at any time in the interval within 300 s around T0. For a
typical long GRB spectrum (Band function with alpha=-1, beta=-2.5, and
Ep=300 keV), the derived peak flux upper limit is ~2.8e-07 (1.8e-08)
erg/cm^2/s at 1 s (8 s) time scale in 75-2000 keV energy range.
For the mean reported distance of 1737.0 Mpc, this corresponds to a
limit on the total isotropic equivalent energy in 1 s of 1.2e+50 erg
for the short GRB spectrum and for a long GRB spectrum isotropic
equivalent luminosity in 1 s (8 s) of 2e+49 erg/s (6.7e+48 erg/s)
We report for completeness and in order of FAP, all excesses
identified in the search region. We find:
1 possibly associated excess:
T-T0 | scale | S/N | luminosity ( x 1e+50 erg/s) | FAP
-31.9 | 8.75 | 3.5 | 5.86 +/- 2.59 +/- 5.07 | 0.0264
5 likely background excesses:
T-T0 | scale | S/N | luminosity ( x 1e+50 erg/s) | FAP
9.25 | 0.8 | 3.4 | 20.7 +/- 8.6 +/- 17.9 | 0.0935
-170 | 1.4 | 4.8 | 22 +/- 6.5 +/- 19 | 0.21
220 | 0.9 | 4.1 | 23.5 +/- 8.11 +/- 20.3 | 0.707
120 | 0.55 | 3.9 | 2.84 +/- 1.04 +/- 2.46 | 0.833
-73 | 0.55 | 3.5 | 2.61 +/- 1.04 +/- 2.26 | 0.86
Note that FAP estimates (especially at timescales above 2s) may be
possibly further affected by enhanced non-stationary local background
noise. This list excludes any excesses for which FAP is close to
unity.
All results quoted are preliminary.
This circular is an official product of the INTEGRAL Multi-Messenger
team.
[1] Savchenko et al. 2017, A&A 603, A46 [2] Savchenko et al. 2012, A&A
541A, 122S
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