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GCN Circular 7115

GRB 071117: Swift-XRT revised position
2007-11-19T15:51:59Z (16 years ago)
Cristiano Guidorzi at INAF-OAB <>
C. Guidorzi, P. Romano (Univ. Bicocca & INAF-OAB),
A. Moretti (INAF-OAB) and T.N. Ukwatta (GSFC/GWU),
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

We recalculated the XRT refined position of GRB 071117
(trigger=296805, Ukwatta et al., GCN Circ. 7098)
by excluding the first orbit data, which were affected
by the presence of a dead pixel column.
In 8.3 ks of Photon Counting mode data spanning 8.7-28 ks after
the trigger the position of the X-ray afterglow is
RA,Dec =335.04336,-63.44278 degrees, which corresponds to

RA(J2000) =  22 20 10.41
Dec(J2000)= -63 26 34.0

with error circle of radius 3.8 arcsec (90%, including
boresight uncertainties). The optical afterglow reported by
Bloom et al. (GCN Circ. 7110) now lies 1.5" away from the new
XRT centroid.

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