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GCN Circular 27684

Subject
GRB 200502A: AGILE observations
Date
2020-05-03T19:41:14Z (4 years ago)
From
Alessandro Ursi at INAF/IAPS <alessandro.ursi@gmail.com>
A. Ursi (INAF/IAPS), F. Verrecchia (SSDC, and INAF/OAR), M. Tavani
(INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), C. Casentini (INAF/IAPS), M. Pilia
(INAF/OA-Cagliari), C. Pittori (SSDC, and INAF/OAR),  A. Argan, M.
Cardillo, Y. Evangelista, G. Piano (INAF/IAPS), F. Lucarelli (SSDC, and
INAF/OAR), A. Bulgarelli, V. Fioretti, F. Fuschino, N. Parmiggiani
(INAF/OAS-Bologna), M. Marisaldi (INAF/OAS-Bologna, and Bergen University),
A. Trois (INAF/OA-Cagliari), I. Donnarumma (ASI), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste
and INFN Trieste), A. Giuliani (INAF/IASF-Mi), report on behalf of the
AGILE Team:

The AGILE satellite detected the long burst GRB 200502A, reported by
Fermi/GBM (GCN #27677; trigger 610119998.856084/200502574) at T0 =
2020-05-02 13:46:33 (UT).

The event is visible in the scientific ratemeters of the SuperAGILE (SA;
20-60 keV) detector. The event lasted ~30 s and released a total number of
~1000 counts in the SA ratemeters (above a background of ~45 Hz). The SA
ratemeters light curve can be found at
http://www.agilescienceapp.it/notices/RM_SA_GRB200502A.png .

Additional analysis of AGILE data is in progress.
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