M. Dixit (IITB), R. Gopalakrishnan (IUCAA), G. Waratkar (IITB), V.
Prasad (IUCAA), A. Vibhute (IUCAA), V. Bhalerao (IITB), D. Bhattacharya
(Ashoka University/IUCAA), A. R. Rao (IUCAA/TIFR), and S. Vadawale (PRL)
report on behalf of the AstroSat CZTI collaboration:
Analysis of AstroSat CZTI data with the CIFT framework (Sharma et al.,
2021, JApA, 42, 73) showed the detection of a long GRB 221027C.
It was clearly detected in the CsI anticoincidence (Veto) detector in
the 100-500 keV energy range. The light curve peaks at 2022-10-27
11:01:02.643 UTC. The measured peak count rate is 430.9 (+76.5, -42.7)
counts/s above the background in the combined Veto data of all
quadrants, with a total of 1296 (+366, -418) counts. The local mean
background count rate was 1406.0 (+6.2, -6.7) counts/s. We measure a T90
of 5.3 (+5.9, -3.0) s from the cumulative Veto light curve.
The source was also faintly detected in the 20-200 keV energy range. The
light curve peaks at 2022-10-27 11:01:04.500 UTC. The measured peak
count rate associated with the burst is 96.1 (+45.0, -6.1) counts/s
above the background in the combined data of three quadrants, with a
total of 368 (+128, -149) counts. The local mean background count rate
was 349.1 (+2.7, -2.7) counts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a
T90 of 6.4 (+0.6, -3.9) s.
CZTI GRB detections are reported regularly on the payload site at
http://astrosat.iucaa.in/czti/?q=grb. CZTI is built by a TIFR-led
consortium of institutes across India, including VSSC, URSC, IUCAA, SAC,
and PRL. The Indian Space Research Organisation funded, managed, and
facilitated the project.