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GCN Circular 32660

GRB221009A/Swift J1913.1+1946: INTEGRAL SPI/ACS observations
2022-10-10T14:52:36Z (2 years ago)
Diego Gotz at CEA <>
D. Gotz (CEA Paris Saclay), S. Mereghetti (INAF/IASF Milano), V. Savchenko, C. Ferrigno, E. Bozzo (ISDC Versoix) on behalf of the IBAS team report:

GRB221009A/Swift J1913.1+1946 (GCN 32635) has been detected in the SPI/ACS. 
It presents a multi-peaked structure with a first episode (precursor) staring at 13:16:58 UTC, peaking at 13:17:01 and lasting about 17 s.  

The GRB main episode starts at t_0 = 13:19:52 UTC and includes a complex multi-peaked structure, with three main peaks lasting about 460 s.

The fluence of the main episode is about 1.3e8 counts, which, based on the average conversion factor of Vigano' & Mereghetti 2009 ( <>), corresponds to 0.013 erg/cmsq in the 75 keV-1 MeV energy range.  This fluence value corresponds to an E_Iso of 8e53 erg (assuming a redshift z=0.151, GCN 32648).

We note that the fluence and E_Iso values are lower limits, due to the instrument saturation at the peak of the event.

The main episode if followed by a long tail with a power law time decay with index  of about  -1.6 and extending for at least 40 minutes after the precursor.
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