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GCN Circular 34689

GRB 230913A: Fermi GBM Observation
2023-09-13T21:26:08Z (7 months ago)
Sarah Dalessi at UAH <>
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S. Dalessi (UAH), R. Hamburg (CNRS/IJCLab), and C. Meegan (UAH) report on behalf of
the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Team:

"At 07:56:12.16 UT on 13 September 2023, the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM)
triggered and located GRB 230913A (trigger 716284577/230913331).
which was also detected by Swift/BAT GUANO (S. Ronchini et al. 2023, GCN 34683).
The Fermi GBM Final Real-time Localization was reported in GCN 34680.

The angle from the Fermi LAT boresight is 41 degrees.

The GBM light curve single peak with a duration (T90)
of about 12 s (50-300 keV). The time-averaged spectrum
from T0-1.0 to T0+9.2 s is best fit by
a power law function with an exponential high-energy cutoff.
The power law index is -0.1 +/- 0.2 and the cutoff energy,
parameterized as Epeak, is 160 +/- 10 keV.

The event fluence (10-1000 keV) in this time interval is
(3.1 +/- 0.3)E-06 erg/cm^2. The 1-sec peak photon flux measured
starting from T0+1.3 s in the 10-1000 keV band is 2.1 +/- 0.2 ph/s/cm^2.

A Band function fits the spectrum equally well
with Epeak= 130 +/- 20 keV, alpha = 0.3 +/- 0.4 and beta = -2.3 +/- 0.2.

The spectral analysis results presented above are preliminary;
final results will be published in the GBM GRB Catalog:

For Fermi GBM data and info, please visit the official Fermi GBM Support Page:"
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