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GCN Circular 34880

Subject
GRB 231020A: AstroSat CZTI detection
Date
2023-10-25T08:23:10Z (4 months ago)
From
Gaurav Waratkar at IIT Bombay <gauravwaratkar@iitb.ac.in>
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P. K. Navaneeth (IUCAA), G. Waratkar (IITB), 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 GRB 231020A which was also detected by Fermi - GBM (Fermi GBM Team, GCN Circ. 34856).

The source was clearly detected in the CZT detectors in the 20-200 keV energy range. The light curve peaks at 2023-10-20 18:57:05.75 UTC. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 144 (+46, -21) counts/s above the background in the combined data of two quadrants (out of four), with a total of 454 (+118, -182) counts. The local mean background count rate was 187 (+2, -4) counts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 8 (+3, -6) s.

The source was also clearly detected in the CsI anticoincidence (Veto) detector in the 100-500 keV energy range. The light curve peaks at 2023-10-20 18:57:05.27 UTC. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 1728 (+90, -99) counts/s above the background in the combined data of all quadrants, with a total of 5763 (+584, -605) counts. The local mean background count rate was 1489 (+6, -6) counts/s. We measure a T90 of 11 (+8, -2) s from the cumulative Veto light curve.

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.

CZTI GRB detections are reported regularly on the payload site at:
http://astrosat.iucaa.in/czti/?q=grb

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