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GCN Circular 2972

Subject
GRB050124: Swift-BAT position of a double-peaked burst
Date
2005-01-24T13:08:18Z (19 years ago)
From
Craig Markwardt at NASA/GSFC/UMD <craigm@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), S. Barthelmy, L. Barbier (GSFC), 
J. Cummings (GSFC), E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
D. Hullinger (GSFC/UMD), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), K. McLean (LANL), 
T. McMahon (Langston U.), D. Palmer (LANL), A. Parsons (GSFC), 
G. Sato (ISAS), P. Schady (MSSL), T. Sakamoto (GSFC), 
M. Suzuki (Saitama), J. Tueller (GSFC)
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team:

At 11:30:03 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located on-board GRB050124.  The spacecraft did not autonomously slew
to the burst because automatic operations were disabled for weekend
operations.  The spacecraft will be repointed via a Target of
Opportunity command.

The BAT on-board calculated location is RA,Dec 192.879, +13.026
(J2000) with an uncertainty of 6 arcmin (radius, 3-sigma, including a
systematic uncertainty).  This is a high significance burst.  The
structure of the burst is double-peaked with a duration of ~4 seconds.
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