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GCN Circular 6711

GRB 070805, Swift-BAT refined analysis
2007-08-06T03:47:45Z (17 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), L. Barbier (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
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),
J. Tueller (GSFC), T. Ukwatta (GWU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-120 to T+182 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 070805 (trigger #287088)
(Parsons, et al., GCN Circ. 6708).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 245.057, -59.957 deg, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  16h 20m 13.8s 
   Dec(J2000) = -59d 57' 26" 
with an uncertainty of 1.5 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 60%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows two overlapping FRED-like peaks,
the first starting at ~T_zero and the second ending at ~T+35 sec.
We note that the spacecraft slewed to a pre-planned target at T+135 sec.
During the slew the burst location left the BAT FOV at T+182 sec, and as such,
we can not determine if there as any burst activity beyond T+182 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 31.0 +- 1.0 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.6 to T+35.7 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.84 +- 0.20.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 7.2 +- 0.8 x 10^-7 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+3.23 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.7 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
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