Skip to main content
Introducing Einstein Probe, Astro Flavored Markdown, and Notices Schema v4.0.0. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 35259

Subject
GRB 231203A: Fermi GBM Observation
Date
2023-12-04T22:31:12Z (6 months ago)
From
rachel.hamburg@ijclab.in2p3.fr
Via
Web form
R. Hamburg (CNRS/IN2P3) and C. Meegan (UAH) report on behalf of
the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Team:

"At 07:01:30.77 UT on 03 December 2023, the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM)
triggered and located GRB 231203A (trigger 723279695/231203293),
which was also detected by Swift/BAT-GUANO  (DeLaunay et al. 2023, GCN 35257).
The Fermi Final Localization was reported in GCN 35252.

The angle from the Fermi LAT boresight is 59 degrees.

The GBM light curve consists of multiple peaks with a duration (T90)
of about 37 s (50-300 keV). The time-averaged spectrum
from T0-1.1 to T0+28.6 s is best fit by
a power law function with an exponential high-energy cutoff.
The power law index is -0.92 +/- 0.05 and the cutoff energy,
parameterized as Epeak, is 687 +/- 114 keV. 

The spectrum is also well fit by a Band function with Epeak = 543 +/- 108,
alpha = -0.86 +/- 0.07, and beta = -2.10 +/- 0.30.

The event fluence (10-1000 keV) in this time interval is
(9.7 +/- 0.4)E-06 erg/cm^2. The 1-sec peak photon flux measured
starting from T0+0.45 s in the 10-1000 keV band is 4.5 +/- 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/"
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit USA.gov