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GCN Circular 8008

GRB 080723B - Swift-XRT position
2008-07-23T20:58:43Z (16 years ago)
Kim Page at U.of Leicester <>
K.L. Page (U. Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

Swift started observing the INTEGRAL- and Super-AGILE-detected GRB 080723B
~13.4 ks after the trigger (Gotz et al., GCN Circ. 8002; Del Monte et al., 
GCN Circ. 8003). In ~560 s of data, the XRT clearly detects a source 
within the error circles, at a position of RA, Dec = 176.83393,
-60.2414, which is equivalent to

RA(J2000) =   11 47 20.14
Dec(J2000) = -60 14 29.1

with an uncertainty of 3.9 arcsec (radius, 90% containment).

Currently there are insufficient data to say whether the source is fading. 
An updated circular will be written when further data have been obtained.

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