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GCN Circular 27797

GRB 200524A: Fermi-LAT detection
2020-05-24T14:49:12Z (4 years ago)
Masanori Ohno at Hiroshima University <>
F. Fana Dirirsa (Univ. of Johannesburg), M. Axelsson (KTH & Stockholm
Univ.), M. Ohno (Hiroshima Univ.), F. Piron (CNRS/IN2P3/LUPM) and F. Longo
(University and INFN, Trieste) report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT

On May 24, 2020, Fermi-LAT detected high-energy emission from
GRB 200524A, which was also detected by Fermi-GBM (trigger 611989445).

At the time of the trigger (T0 = 05:04:00.36 UT) Fermi-LAT was passing
through the SAA, and observations started at roughly
T0+110 seconds. The GRB is detected at high energy (>100 MeV) by Fermi-LAT
at a location of:

RA, Dec = 212.8, 61.0 (degrees, J2000) with an error radius of 0.2 deg (90%
containment, statistical error only).

This was ~25 deg from the LAT boresight when observations started
(T0+110s), and is ~3 deg from the GBM final ground position.

The photon flux above 100 MeV in the time interval 110-900 s after the GBM
trigger is 2.2e-06 +/- 0.8e-06 ph/cm2/s. The estimated photon index above
100 MeV is -1.7 +/ - 0.2. The highest-energy photon is a 9.2 GeV event
which is observed 748 seconds after the GBM trigger. After ~T0+900s, the
GRB location moved outside the LAT FoV.

A Swift ToO has been approved for this burst.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is
Feraol Fana Dirirsa ( ).

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