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GCN Circular 30955

Subject
GRB 211022A: GECAM detection
Date
2021-10-22T14:11:29Z (3 years ago)
From
Zhao Yi at POLAR <yizhao@ihep.ac.cn>
Yi Zhao, S. L. Xiong, S. Xiao, C. Cai, J. J. He, Y. Huang, Z. W. Guo, 
C. Y. Li, X. B. Li, J. C. Liu, X. Y. Song, C. W. Wang, P. Wang, S. L. Xie, W. C. Xue,
Q. B. Yi, Y. Q. Zhang, G. Y. Zhao, X. Y. Zhao, C. Zheng, Y. Q. Du, D. Y. Guo, 
J. Liang, F. J. Lu, Q. Luo, X. Ma, W. X. Peng, R. Qiao, L. M. Song, J. Wang, H. Wu, 
P. Zhang, S. N. Zhang, X. L. Zhang, Z. Zhang, S. J. Zheng (IHEP),
report on behalf of GECAM team:

During the commissioning phase, GECAM-B was triggered in-flight by a
burst, GRB 211022A, at 2021-10-22T00:47:28.100 UTC (denoted as T0),
which was also observed by KONUS/WIND.

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 duration of about 120 s.

The GECAM light curve could be found here:
http://twiki.ihep.ac.cn/pub/GECAM/GRBList/gecamb_lc_grd_all_combine_88562848.png

GECAM-B localized this burst to the following position (J2000): 
Ra: 164.5 deg 
Dec: -50.6 deg
Err: 2.0 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.

The GECAM preliminary location could be found here: 
http://twiki.ihep.ac.cn/pub/GECAM/GRBList/gecamb_skymap_bdm_88562848_V01.png

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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