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GCN Circular 5916

Subject
Swift/BAT trigger #250033 is due to a known source during loss of
Date
2006-12-14T01:42:43Z (17 years ago)
From
Jay R. Cummings at NASA/GSFC/Swift <jayc@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Jay R. Cummings (NASA/GSFC UMBC)
on behalf of the Swift/BAT Team

BAT trigger #250033 occurred at 16:56:30.36 on December 13, 2006.
Swift had lost star tracker lock and the position reported to the BAT
imaging system was in error by a few tenths of a degree, enough to 
allow misidentification of a known source, GRS 1915+105. An immediate
GCN Notice retraction was issued. Some reports have been issued reacting
to this trigger as if it was a real gamma-ray burst.

This trigger was not due to a gamma-ray burst or transient.
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