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GCN Circular 5084

GRB 060507: Swift detection of a burst
2006-05-07T02:28:01Z (18 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
L. M. Barbier (NASA/GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
M.L. Conciatore (ASDC), J. R. Cummings (NASA/ORAU),
N. Gehrels (NASA/GSFC), C. Gronwall (PSU),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), D. M. Palmer (LANL),
A. M. Parsons (GSFC), M. Perri (ASDC), M. Stamatikos (NASA/GSFC/ORAU)
and L. Vetere (ASDC) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 01:53:12 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 060507 (trigger=208870).  Swift did not slew because
of Earth observing constraint.  The BAT on-board calculated location is
RA,Dec 89.972,+75.237 {05h 59m 53s,+75d 14' 13"} (J2000) with an uncertainty
of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including systematic uncertainty). 
The lightcurve shows multiple peaks starting at ~T-8 sec and ending ~T+25 sec
with a peak count rate of ~1000 counts/sec at ~T+1 sec. 

Because of an Earth limb constraint, the spacecraft did not slew promptly
to the BAT position, and so there are no immediate XRT and UVOT data products
to analyze.
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