D. M. Palmer (LANL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. R. Cummings (CPI), H. A. Krimm (NSF),
S. Laha (GSFC/UMBC), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), E. Troja (NASA/GSFC/UMCP),
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-239 to T+963 sec from the recent telemetry
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 200509A (trigger #970886)
(Troja et al., GCN Circ. 27701). The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 116.415, -4.634 deg which is
RA(J2000) = 07h 45m 39.6s
Dec(J2000) = -04d 38' 02.5"
with an uncertainty of 1.7 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 39%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows a multi-peaked structure that starts
at ~T0 and ends at ~T+850 s. The three prominent peaks occur at ~T0,
~T+600 s, and ~T+820 s, respectively. There might be additional burst
emission beyond the available event data range (i.e., > T+963 s).
T90 (15-350 keV) is 828.2 +- 13.4 sec (estimated error including
The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.80 to T+848.99 sec is best fit by a
power-law model. The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.67 +- 0.09. The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 7.3 +- 0.4 x 10^-6
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+822.69 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 1.5 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec. All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at