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GCN Circular 5150

GRB 060522: Swift detection of a burst with possible optical afterglow
2006-05-22T02:47:17Z (18 years ago)
Derek Fox at PSU <>
D. B. Fox (PSU), J. R. Cummings (NASA/ORAU), N. Gehrels (NASA/GSFC),
S. T. Holland (GSFC/USRA), S. D. Hunsberger (PSU),
J. A. Kennea (PSU), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC),
D. C. Morris (PSU), D. M. Palmer (LANL) and
M. Stamatikos (NASA/GSFC/ORAU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 02:11:18 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 060522 (trigger=211117).  Swift slewed immediately to the burst. 
The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA,Dec 322.951, +2.876 {21h 31m 48s, +02d 52' 33"} (J2000)
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  Since this was a 64-sec BAT image trigger, there is not
enough information in the light curve at this time to describe the time 
profile of the burst. The peak count rate was ~500 counts/sec (15-350 keV), 
at ~5 sec after the trigger. 

The XRT began taking data at 02:13:40 UT, 142 seconds after the BAT
trigger. The XRT on-board centroid algorithm did not find a source in
the image, however analysis of initial downlinked data shows the
presence of an uncatalogued point source at the following
coordinates: RA (J2000) = 21:31:44.9, Dec(J2000) = +02:53:08.5, with
an error radius of 4.0 arcseconds (90% containment). This source is
61 arcseconds from the BAT position. 

The UVOT began a 100 s white exposure at 02:13:47. A point source is
detected in the XRT error circle with a white magnitude of 19.7. This
source is not present in the DSS. The coordinates of this source are
21:31:44.8, +02:53:10 (J2000) with an uncertainty of +/- 0.6 arcsec
(90% containment).
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