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GCN Circular 32637

GRB 221009A or Swift J1913.1+1946: Fermi-LAT detection
2022-10-09T21:45:05Z (2 years ago)
Elisabetta Bissaldi at INFN,Bari <>
E Bissaldi (Politecnico and INFN Bari), N. Omodei (Stanford Univ.),
M. Kerr (NRL), report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT team:

At 14:17:05.99 on October, 09, 2022 Fermi-LAT detected high-energy emission
from Swift J1913.1+1946 or GRB 221009A, which was reported by
Swift (Dichiara et al. GCN #32632) and by GBM (Veres et al. GCN #32636).
The best LAT on-ground location is found to be

RA, Dec = 288.21, 19.73 (J2000)

with an error radius of 0.09 deg (90 % containment, statistical error only).
This was 94 deg from the LAT boresight at the time of the trigger.

The data from the Fermi-LAT show a significant increase in the event rate
that is spatially and temporally correlated with the trigger with high significance.

The 100 MeV - 1 GeV photon flux in the time interval 500-3500 s after
the Swift trigger is (1.27 +/- 0.16)E-05 ph/cm2/s.
The estimated photon index above 100 MeV is -2.12 +/- 0.11.
The highest-energy photon is a 7.8 GeV
which is observed 766 seconds after the Swift trigger.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is
Elisabetta Bissaldi (

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cover the energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV.
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