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GCN Circular 30264

GECAM detection of GRB 210619B
2021-06-20T03:40:05Z (3 years ago)
Zhao Yi at POLAR <>
Y. Zhao, S. L. Xiong, Y. Huang, S. L. Xie, S. Xiao, C. Cai, J. C. Liu,
C. Y. Li, Y. Q. Zhang, W. C. Xue, C. Zheng, Z. W. Guo, X. Y. Zhao,
Z. H. An, C. Chen, G. Chen, W. Chen, M. Gao, K. Gong, D. Y. Guo, J. J. He,
B. Li, C. Li, J. H. Li, Q. X. Li, X. B. Li, X. Q. Li, Y. G. Li, X. H. Liang,
J. Y. Liao, J. C. Liu, X. J. Liu, Y. Q. Liu, F. J. Lu, Q. Luo, X. Ma,
G. Ou, W. X. Peng, R. Qiao, D. L. Shi, J. Y. Shi, L. M. Song,
X. Y. Song, G. X. Sun, X. L. Sun, Y. L. Tuo, C. W. Wang, J. Z. Wang,
P. Wang, X. Y. Wen, Y. B. Xu, Y. P. Xu, S. Yang, M. Yao, Q. B. Yi,
B. X. Zhang, C. Y. Zhang, D. L. Zhang, Fan Zhang, Fei Zhang, H. M. Zhang,
K. Zhang, P. Zhang, S. N. Zhang, Z. Zhang, S. Y. Zhao, S. J. Zheng,
X. Zhou (IHEP), report on behalf of GECAM team:

During the commissioning phase, GECAM-B was triggered in-flight by a long
burst at 2021-06-20T00:00:00.950 UTC (denoted as T0), which was also
observed by Swift/BAT (GCN # 30261) and CALET/GBM (trigNum 1308182178).
Its alert data was promptly downlinked to the ground through the short
message service of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The time
latency of the first BeiDou message relative to the trigger time is about
1 minute.

According to the BDS alert data, this burst mainly consists of multiple
pulses with a duration of more than 60 s. An automatic on-ground
localization was calculated using the light curves and spectrum. Although
the in-flight calibration of energy response and localization has not been
finalized yet, GECAM-B localized this burst to the following position (J2000): 
Ra: 318.7 deg
Dec: 29.2 deg
Err: 7.4 deg (1-sigma, statistical only)
The current systematic error of location is estimated to be several degrees 
which could be minimized by the ongoing calibration.

This GECAM location is consistent with that of Swift/BAT within the error.

The GECAM light curve could be found here:

The GECAM preliminary location could be found here:

Please note that all GECAM results here are preliminary. The final analysis
will be published in journal papers or GECAM online catalog.

Gravitational wave high-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor
(GECAM) mission consists of two small satellites (GECAM-A and GECAM-B) in
Low Earth Orbit (600 km, 29 deg), launched on Dec 10, 2020 (Beijing Time),
which was funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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