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GCN Circular 28083

GRB 200711A: Fermi-LAT marginal detection
2020-07-12T18:47:27Z (4 years ago)
Milena Crnogorcevic at GSFC,UMD, Fermi <>
M. Crnogorcevic (Univ. of Maryland & NASA/GSFC), M. Kovacevic (INFN Perugia),
M. Ohno (Hiroshima Univ.), F. Longo (University & INFN Trieste),
report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration:

On July, 11th, 2020, Fermi-LAT detected high-energy emission from GRB 200711A,
which was also detected by Fermi-GBM (trigger 616158277/200711461;
Poolakkil et al. GCN 28080) and Swift-BAT (Marshall et al. GCN 28078).

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be RA, Dec = 285.8, 0.2 (degrees, J2000) 
with an error radius of 0.4 deg (90% containment, statistical error only).
The 95% containment error is consistent with the Swift-XRT position 
(Osborne et al. GCN 28081).

This GRB was outside LAT FoV at the trigger time of the GBM and came
into the LAT FoV around 200 s after the trigger. The data from the 
Fermi-LAT in the time interval 200-600 s after the GBM trigger at the
Swift-XRT position show a marginal increase of the detection
significance of the high energy (GeV) photons for this burst.

The photon flux above 100 MeV in the time interval 200 - 600 s after
the GBM trigger is 3.3e-6 +/- 1.9e-6 ph/cm2/s.

The highest-energy photon is a 5.7 GeV event which is observed 542 seconds
after the GBM trigger.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is
Milena Crnogorcevic (

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the energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV.
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