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GCN Circular 34729

Subject
GRB 230915A: Fermi GBM observation
Date
2023-09-18T14:43:46Z (9 months ago)
From
rachel.hamburg@ijclab.in2p3.fr
Via
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R. Hamburg (CNRS/IJCLab) and C. Meegan (UAH)
report on behalf of the Fermi GBM Team:

"At 05:39:29.46 UT on 15 September 2023, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM)
triggered and located GRB 230915A (trigger 716449174 / 230915236),
which was also detected by Swift/BAT-GUANO (Tohuvavohu et al. 2023, GCN 34714)

The angle from the Fermi LAT boresight at the GBM trigger time is 56 degrees.

The GBM light curve shows a multi-peaked lightcurve
with a duration (T90) of about 42 s (50-300 keV).
The time-averaged spectrum from T0-9.73 s to T0+18.94 s is
best fit by a power law function with an exponential
high-energy cutoff.  The power law index is -1.13 +/- 0.06 and
the cutoff energy, parameterized as Epeak, is 177 +/- 19 keV.
A Band function fits the spectrum equally well with
Epeak = 141 +/- 23 keV, alpha = -1.03 +/- 0.10 and beta = -2.18 +/- 0.20.

The event fluence (10-1000 keV) in this time interval is
(5.60 +/- 0.29)E-06 erg/cm^2. The 1-sec peak photon flux measured
starting from T0+4.54 s in the 10-1000 keV band
is 5.3 +/- 0.2 ph/s/cm^2.

The spectral analysis results presented above are preliminary;
final results will be published in the GBM GRB Catalog:
https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/fermi/fermigbrst.html

For Fermi GBM data and info, please visit the official Fermi GBM Support Page:
https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/data/access/gbm/"

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