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GCN Circular 7957

GRB 080710: Swift detection of a burst
2008-07-10T07:29:01Z (16 years ago)
Boris Sbarufatti at INAF-IASF-Pa <>
B. Sbarufatti (INAF-IASFPA), W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
P. A. Evans (U Leicester), C. Guidorzi (INAF-OAB),
E. A. Hoversten (PSU), V. La Parola (INAF-IASFPA),
V. Mangano (INAF-IASFPA), C. B. Markwardt (CRESST/GSFC/UMD),
K. L. Page (U Leicester), P. Romano (INAF-IASFPA) and
T. N. Ukwatta (GSFC/GWU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 07:13:10 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 080710 (trigger=316534).  The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 8.257, +19.492 which is 
   RA(J2000) = 00h 33m 02s
   Dec(J2000) = +19d 29' 31"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve showed a single-peaked
structure with a duration of about 20 sec.  The peak count rate
was ~1,000 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at 0 sec after the trigger. 

Due to an observing constraint, Swift will not slew until 
T0+49.5 minutes. There will be no XRT or UVOT data until
this time. 

Burst Advocate for this burst is B. Sbarufatti (sbarufatti AT 
Please contact the BA by email if you require additional information
regarding Swift followup of this burst. In extremely urgent cases, after
trying the Burst Advocate, you can contact the Swift PI by phone (see
Swift TOO web site for information:
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