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GCN Circular 4443

Subject
GRB060108: Swift detection of its 100th GRB
Date
2006-01-08T15:11:49Z (18 years ago)
From
Hans Krimm at NASA-GSFC <krimm@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
S. Oates (UCL-MSSL),  D. Burrows (PSU), M. De Pasquale (UCL-MSSL),
N. Gehrels (GSFC),  J. Kennea (PSU), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA),
K. Page (U. Leicester), F. Marshall (GSFC),  S.T.  Holland (GSFC/USRA),
D. Palmer (LANL), A. Parsons (GSFC)
report on behalf of the Swift team:

At 14:39:11.76 UT, Swift-BAT triggered and located GRB060108
(trigger=176453). The spacecraft slewed immediately.
The BAT on-board calculated location is RA,Dec 146.992d, +31.916d
{09h 47m 58s, +31d 54' 59"} (J2000), with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin
(radius, 90% containment, stat+sys). The BAT light curve showed a
single peak structure with a FRED time profile and a total duration of
~20 sec. The peak count rate was ~2000 counts/sec (15-350 keV),
at ~4 seconds after the trigger.

XRT started observing the field at 14:40:43 UT, 91 seconds after the BAT
trigger. Although no source was found by the on-board algorithm, the raw
X-ray light-curve implies there is a fading source in the field of view.
However, we will have to wait for the Malindi data to determine the
position of this source.

UVOT took a finding chart exposure of 200 seconds with the V filter
starting 91 seconds after the BAT trigger. No afterglow candidate has
been found in the initial data products. The 2.7'x2.7' sub-image covers
19% of the BAT error circle. The 3-sigma upper limit is 18.3 mag.
The 8'x8' region for the list of sources generated on-board covers
87% of the BAT error circle. The list of sources is typically complete
to about 18.0 mag. No correction has been made for
the expected visual extinction of about 0.1 magnitudes.
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