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GCN Circular 34630

GRB 230905B: GECAM-C detection of a long burst
2023-09-06T13:43:51Z (9 months ago)
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Shaolin Xiong, Wangchen Xue, Yue Huang report on behalf of the GECAM team:

GECAM-C was triggered in-flight by a long burst, GRB 230905B,
at 2023-09-05T15:49:35.850, which was also observed by INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS.

According to the realtime alert data of GECAM-C, this burst
mainly consists of a long pulse with a duration (T90) of about ~10 sec (20-1000 keV).

Using the automatic on-ground localization pipeline with the realtime alert data, 
GECAM-C localized this burst to the following position (J2000): 
RA: 340.1 deg 
DEC: 9.2 deg
Err: 5.2 deg (1-sigma, statistical only)
The systematic error of this location is estimated to be several degrees.

The time-averaged spectrum of GECAM-C realtime data shows that it could be
adequately fit by a cut-off power-law with a fluence about 2.7E-6 erg/cm^2 in 20-1000 keV. 

We note that these results are based on realtime alert data and thus very preliminary. 
Refined analysis will be reported later.

Gravitational wave high-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor
(GECAM) mission originally consists of two microsatellites (GECAM-A and GECAM-B)
launched in Dec. 2020. As the third member of GECAM constellation, 
GECAM-C was launched onboard SATech-01 experimental satellite in July 2022. 
GECAM mission is funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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