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GCN Circular 8379

GRB 081016: Swift-XRT candidate afterglow detection
2008-10-16T17:19:15Z (16 years ago)
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <>
P.A. Evans (U. Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT Team

We have obtained 2 ks of XRT Photon Counting mode data of GRB 081016 (Gotz 
et al. GCN Circ. 8377), beginning 20.4 ks after the INTEGRAL trigger. We 
find an uncatalogued X-ray source at RA,Dec, 255.57032, -23.33556 which is 
equvialent to:

RA (J2000.0):  17 02 16.88
Dec (J2000.0): -23:20:08.0

with an estimated uncertainty of 3.6" (radius, 90% confidence). This 
position is 21" from the INTEGRAL position, within the INTEGRAL error 
circle. It is not currently possible to determine whether this source is 
fading. Further observations are planned.

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