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GCN Circular 7013

Subject
GRB 071028, Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2007-10-28T21:31:20Z (16 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov>
J. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), E. Fenimore (LANL),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
D. Palmer (LANL), J. L. Racusin (PSU), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC),
G. Sato (GSFC/ISAS), M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), J. Tueller (GSFC),
T. Ukwatta (GWU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
 
Using the data set from T-239 to T+541 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 071028 (trigger #295527)
(Racusin, et al., GCN Circ. 7012).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 119.828, 21.473 deg, which is 
   RA(J2000)  = 07h 59m 18.6s 
   Dec(J2000) = 21d 28' 22" 
with an uncertainty of 2.2 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 100%.
 
The mask-weighted light curve shows a single FRED-like peak starting at
~T_zero, peaking at ~T+35 sec, and ending at ~T+110 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 27.0 +- 1.0 sec (estimated error including systematics).
 
The time-averaged spectrum from T+19.2 to T+48.9 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.87 +- 0.26.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 3.0 +- 0.5 x 10^-7 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+41.75 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.3 +- 0.1 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
level.
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