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GCN Circular 6813

GRB 070917: Confirmation of the X-ray afterglow
2007-09-21T14:12:52Z (17 years ago)
Kim Page at U.of Leicester <>
K.L. Page (U. Leicester) and J.R. Cummings (NASA/UMBC) report on behalf of 
the Swift-XRT team:

Additional Swift-XRT observations have been performed of the possible 
X-ray afterglow of GRB 070917 (Evans et al., GCN Circ. 6796). Between 
~3.5e4 and 3.5e5 seconds after the burst, the source has faded following a 
power-law decay slope of alpha = 1.1 +/- 0.3, confirming that it is, 
indeed, the afterglow. Using ~14 ks of data, we find a refined position of 
RA, Dec = 293.91897, 2.41104 degrees, which is equivalent to:

RA(J2000) =  19 35 40.55
Dec(J2000)= +02 24 39.8

with an estimated uncertainty of 6.0 arcsec (radius, 90% containment 
including boresight uncertainty). This source is 0.7" from the optical 
counterpart discussed by Cenko (GCN Circ. 6800) and Fynbo et al. (GCN Circ 

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