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GCN Circular 5678

GRB 061002, Swift-BAT refined analysis
2006-10-02T04:03:31Z (18 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
D. Hullinger (BYU-Idaho), L. Barbier (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. K. Cannizzo (NASA/UMBC), J. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), E. Fenimore (LANL),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
D. Palmer (LANL), A. Parsons (GSFC), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/ORAU),
G. Sato (GSFC/ISAS), M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), J. Tueller (GSFC)
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team:
Using the data set from T-239 to T+303 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 061002 (trigger #231974)
(Cannizzo, et al., GCN Circ. 5676).  The BAT ground-calculated position
is RA,Dec = 220.356, 48.726 deg {14h 41m 25.4s, 48d 43' 32.0"} (J2000)
+- 1.7 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).  The partial coding was 39%.
The mask-weighted lightcurve has a single roughly triangular shaped peak
starting at T-10 sec, peaking at T+10 sec, and ending at T+60 sec.  There is
one caveate to this in that there is a 20-sec gap in the downliked data
starting at T+160 sec.  T90 (15-350 keV) is 17.6 +- 1 sec (estimated error
including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-2.3 to T+16.9 is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.76 +- 0.21.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 6.8 +- 0.8 x 10^-7 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T-1.38 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.8 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.
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