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GCN Circular 30721

GRB 210826A: Fermi-LAT detection
2021-08-26T19:15:46Z (3 years ago)
Masanori Ohno at Hiroshima U <>
M. Ohno (Eotvos U./Hiroshima U.), M. Axelsson (KTH & Stockholm Univ.), F.
Longo (University and INFN, Trieste),
N. Omodei (Stanford Univ.) and F Dirirsa (LAPP, Annecy) report on behalf of
the Fermi-LAT Collaboration:

On August 26th, 2021, Fermi-LAT detected high-energy emission from
GRB 210826A, which was also detected by Fermi GBM (trigger 651654110.161386
/ 210826293; GCN 30716).

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be

RA, Dec 45.3, -71.7 (degrees, J2000)

with an error radius of 0.2 deg (90% containment, statistical error only).
This was 55 deg from the LAT boresight at the time of the GBM trigger:

T0 = 07:01:45 UT.

The data from the Fermi-LAT show a significant increase in the event rate
after the trigger that is spatially correlated with the GBM emission with
significance. The photon flux above 100 MeV in the time interval 0-4000 s
after the trigger is 9.3 (-/+ 3.8) e-07  ph/cm2/s.

The estimated photon index above 100 MeV is -1.9 (-/+ 0.3).

The highest-energy photon is a 7.7 GeV event which is observed ~2.6 ks
after the trigger.

A Swift ToO has been approved for this burst.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is
Feraol Fana Dirirsa (

The Fermi-LAT is a pair conversion telescope designed to cover
the energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV.
It is the product of an international collaboration between
NASA and DOE in the U.S. and many scientific institutions
across France, Italy, Japan and Sweden.
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