D. Palmer (LANL), S. Barthelmy, L. Barbier (GSFC), J. Cummings (GSFC),
E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC), D. Hullinger (GSFC/UMD),
H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), K. McLean (LANL),
A. Parsons (GSFC), T. Sakamoto (GSFC), G. Sato (ISAS), P. Schady (MSSL),
M. Suzuki (Saitama), J. Tueller (GSFC)
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team:
At 20:03:35 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located on-board GRB050117b.
The BAT on-board calculated location is RA,Dec 243.380,-70.358 (J2000)
with an uncertainty of 10 arcmin (radius, 3-sigma, including a large systematic
uncertainty). This is 44 deg off the BAT boresight. This burst occurred
with a steeply decreasing background event rate while Swift was exiting the SAA.
This weak burst is at the BAT detection threshold. The duration is ~2 sec.