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GCN Circular 29346

GRB 210121A: Insight-HXMT/HE detection
2021-01-23T01:57:30Z (3 years ago)
Wangchen Xue at IHEP <>
W. C. Xue, C. Cai, J. C. Liu, Q. Luo, S. Xiao, 
Q. B. Yi, Y. Q. Zhang, C. Zheng, Y. Huang, C. K. Li, 
G. Li, X. B. Li, J. Y. Liao, X. Y. Song, S. L. Xiong, C. Z. Liu, 
X. F. Li, Z. W. Li, Z. Chang, A. M. Zhang, Y. F. Zhang, 
X. F. Lu, C. L. Zou (IHEP), Y. J. Jin, Z. Zhang (THU), 
T. P. Li (IHEP/THU), F. J. Lu, L. M. Song, 
M. Wu, Y. P. Xu, S. N. Zhang (IHEP), 
report on behalf of the Insight-HXMT team:

At 2021-01-21T18:41:48.750 (T0), Insight-HXMT/HE detected 
GRB 210121A (trigger ID: HEB210121779) in a routine search of the data.

The Insight-HXMT/HE light curve mainly consists of multiple
pulses with a duration (T90) of 13.24 s measured from T0+0.27 s. 
The 1-ms peak rate, measured from T0+0.52 s, is 10996 cnts/sec. 
The total counts from this burst is 45848 counts. 

All measurements above are made with the CsI detectors operating in the 
GRB mode with the energy range of about 80-800 keV (deposited energy). 
Only gamma-rays with energy greater than about 200 keV can penetrate 
the spacecraft and leave signals in the CsI detectors installed inside 
of the telescope. 

Insight-HXMT is the first Chinese space X-ray telescope, which was 
funded jointly by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and 
the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 
More information about it could be found at:
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