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GCN Circular 34542

Trigger 1186982: Swift detection of Swift J1727.8-1613 (AKA GRB 230824A)
2023-08-24T19:09:08Z (9 months ago)
K.L. Page at U Leicester <>

S. Dichiara (PSU), J. A. Kennea (PSU), K. L. Page (U Leicester),
T. M. Parsotan (GSFC/UMBC/CRESSTII) and M. A. Williams (PSU) report on
behalf of the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory Team:

At 18:54:32 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located Swift J1727.8-1613. Due to a Moon observing constraint, Swift 
cannot observe this location until 09:35 UT on 2023 August 27. 

We note this is the 2nd time BAT has triggered on this source,
previously named GRB 230824A (GCN #34537), now likely a Galactic
transient Swift J1727.8-1613 (GCN #34540)

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