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GCN Circular 35283

GRB 231206A: GECAM-B detection of a short burst
2023-12-06T07:38:51Z (8 months ago)
Yue Wang <>
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Jia-Cong Liu , Shao-Lin Xiong report on behalf of the GECAM team:

GECAM-B was triggered in-flight by a short burst, GRB 231206A, at 2023-12-06T02:37:43.250 UTC (T0), which was also observed by INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS . 

According to the realtime alert data, the GECAM-B light curve shows a peak with a total duration of ~0.5 sec (15-1050 keV). 

The time-averaged spectrum of GECAM-B realtime data from about T0 to T0+0.1 s could be
adequately fit by a cut-off power-law with a fluence about 6.04E-6 erg/cm^2 in 20-1000 keV. 

Using the automatic in-flight localization pipeline with the realtime alert data, 
GECAM-B localized this burst to the following position (J2000): 
RA: 313.15 deg 
DEC: -23.54 deg
Err: 8.0 deg (1-sigma, statistical only)
The systematic error of this location is estimated to be several degrees.

The GECAM light curve could be found here:

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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