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GCN Circular 29617

GRB 210306A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2021-03-07T22:03:13Z (3 years ago)
Takanori Sakamoto at AGU <>
S. Laha (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (CPI),
V. D'Elia (SSDC), H. A. Krimm (NSF), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-240 to T+600 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 210306A (trigger #1035994)
(D'Elia, et al., GCN Circ. 29597).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 129.964, 60.203 deg which is
    RA(J2000)  =  08h 39m 51.3s
    Dec(J2000) = +60d 12' 11.5"
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 53%.
The BAT light curve showed a complex structure with a duration of about ~10 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 9.12 +- 0.31 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.18 to T+13.16 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 1.16 +- 0.19,
and Epeak of 58.4 +- 3.9 keV (chi squared 59.11 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 5.7 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T+7.50 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
20.9 +- 0.7 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 1.91 +- 0.04 (chi squared 111.38 for 57 d.o.f.).  All the quoted errors
are at the 90% confidence level.
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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