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GCN Circular 6587

GRB 070628: Swift XRT refined analysis
2007-06-29T00:01:58Z (17 years ago)
Matteo Perri at ISAC/ASDC <>
M. Perri, G. Stratta (ASDC)  and S.T. Holland (CRESST/GSFC/USRA)
report on behalf of the Swift XRT team:

We have analysed the first 3 orbits of Swift XRT data from the possible
burst GRB 070628 (Holland et al., GCN Circ. 6584). Using an exposure
time of 6.3 ks the refined XRT position is RA (J2000) = 115.275833,
Dec (J2000) = -20.279750, corresponding to:
RA(J2000) = 07h 41m 06.2s
Dec(J2000) = -20d 16' 47.1"
with an uncertainty of 3.5" (90% containment). This is 0.5 arcmin from
the BAT position (GCN Circ. 6584) and 1.4 arcsec from the UVOT position
(Gronwall et al. GCN Circ. 6585).

The XRT light-curve in the time interval from T+116s to T+14ks shows
a fading behavior with superimposed flaring activity. More data are being
collected to monitor the light-curve evolution.

The X-ray spectrum covering the time period from  T+1.1ks to T+14ks
is well fit by an absorbed power law with a photon index of  2.2 +/- 0.1
and a total column density of NH=(7.5+/-0.7)e21 cm**-2. We note that
the Galactic column density in the direction of the source is
7.35e21 cm**-2 (Dickey & Lockman 1990).

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