GCN Circular 7255
R.L.C. Starling (U. Leicester) and C.B. Markwardt (CRESST/GSFC/UMD) report on behalf of the Swift XRT team: Swift XRT observations of GRB 080205 (trigger=302506) began 101 seconds after the BAT trigger (Markwardt et al., GCN 7250) in Windowed Timing mode and continued in Photon Counting (PC) mode 208 s after the trigger. The enhanced XRT position is given in Osborne et al. GCN 7252. The light curve out to 13.5 ks post-trigger can be fit with a power law with two breaks. The initial steep decay has a slope of alpha1 = 4.5+/-0.3 breaking at Tbk1 = 203+20/-8 s to a plateau with slope alpha2 = 0.4+/-0.4. The plateau phase ends at Tbk2 = 570+170/-120 s and the decay continues with alpha3 = 1.8+/-0.1. We fit the first orbit PC mode spectrum, totalling 1.5ks of data and covering T0+208s-T0+1728s, with an absorbed power law. We measure a photon index of Gamma = 1.8+/-0.2 and intrinsic absorption of N_H = (1.0+/-0.7)e21 cm^-2 (at z=0), whilst fixing the Galactic absorption at 7.1e20 cm^-2 (Kalberla et al. 2005). The 0.5-10 keV observed (unabsorbed) flux is 6e-11 (7.2e-11) erg/cm^2/s. The count rate to flux conversion is approximately 1 count/s = 4.7e-11 erg/cm^2/s. The predicted count rate at T+24h is 2e-4 counts/s, or 1e-14 erg/cm^2/s. This is an official product of the Swift XRT team.