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GCN Circular 35545

Subject
GRB 240112C: VZLUSAT-2 detection
Date
2024-01-16T16:05:00Z (a month ago)
From
Marianna Dafčíková at Masaryk University <500025@mail.muni.cz>
Via
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M. Dafcikova, J. Ripa (Masaryk U.), A. Pal (Konkoly Observatory),  N. Werner  (Masaryk U.), M. Ohno (Hiroshima U.),  L. Meszaros, B. Csak (Konkoly Observatory), H. Takahashi (Hiroshima U.), F. Munz , M. Topinka, F. Hroch, N. Husarikova, J.-P. Breuer (Masaryk U.), J. Hudec, J. Kapus, M. Frajt, M. Rezenov (Spacemanic s.r.o), R. Laszlo (Needronix), G. Galgoczi (Wigner Research Center/Eotvos U.), N. Uchida (ISAS/JAXA), T. Enoto (Kyoto U.), Zs. Frei (Eotvos U.), Y. Fukazawa, K. Hirose, H. Matake (Hiroshima U.), S. Hisadomi (Nagoya U.), Y. Ichinohe (Rikkyo U.), L. L. Kiss (Konkoly Observatory),  T. Mizuno (Hiroshima U.), K. Nakazawa (Nagoya U.), H. Odaka (Univ of Tokyo), K. Torigoe (Hiroshima U.), P. Svoboda, V. Daniel, J. Dudas, M. Junas, J. Gromes (VZLU), I. Vertat (FEL ZCU)  -- the VZLUSAT-2/GRB payload collaboration.

The long-duration GRB 240112C (Swift/BAT detection: GCN 35522; Fermi/GBM detection: GCN 35533; GRBAlpha detection: GCN 35536; Konus/Wind detection: GCN 35539; INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS detection: trigger no. 10466) was detected by the GRB detector on board of the VZLUSAT-2 3U CubeSat (https://www.vzlusat2.cz/en/).

The data acquisition was performed by the GRB detector unit no. 1. The detection was confirmed at the peak time 2024-01-12 17:37:27 UTC. The T90 duration is 3 s and the significance during T90 reaches 14 sigma.

The light curve obtained by VZLUSAT-2 is available here:
https://vzlusat2.konkoly.hu/static/share/GRB240112C_GCN_VZLUSAT2.pdf

All VZLUSAT-2 detections are listed at: https://monoceros.physics.muni.cz/hea/VZLUSAT-2/
The GRB detectors on VZLUSAT-2 are a demonstration payload for a future CubeSat constellation (Werner et al. Proc. SPIE 2018). Two GRB modules of VZLUSAT-2 are placed in a perpendicular manner and each consists of a 75 x 75 x 5 mm3 CsI scintillator read out by a SiPM array, covering the energy range from ~30 keV to ~1000 keV. VZLUSAT-2 was launched on 2022 January 13 from Cape Canaveral.
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