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GCN Circular 35352

Subject
GRB 231215A: AstroSat CZTI detection
Date
2023-12-15T14:11:50Z (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 bright long-duration GRB 231215A which was also detected by Swift-BAT (D'Avanzo et al., GCN Circ. 35343), and Fermi-GBM (Fermi GBM Team, GCN Circ. 35344).

The source was clearly detected in the CZT detectors in the 20-200 keV energy range. The light curve showed two peaks of emission with the strongest peak at 2023-12-15 09:47:26.50 UTC. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 775 (+59, -30) counts/s above the background in the combined data of three quadrants (out of four), with a total of 8196 (+334, -292) counts. The local mean background count rate was 267 (+3, -3) counts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 15 (+1, -1) s. In the preliminary analysis, we find 1372 Compton events associated with this event.

The source was also clearly detected in the CsI anticoincidence (Veto) detector in the 100-500 keV energy range. The light curve showed two peaks of emission with the strongest peak at 2023-12-15 09:47:25.92 UTC. The measured peak count rate associated with the burst is 2162 (+110, -46) counts/s above the background in the combined data of all quadrants, with a total of 22784 (+686, -737) counts. The local mean background count rate was 1465 (+6, -7) counts/s. We measure a T90 of 14 (+1, -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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