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GCN Circular 9443

GRB 090530: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2009-05-30T12:34:07Z (15 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
D. M. Palmer (LANL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
J. K. Cannizzo (NASA/UMBC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), E. E. Fenimore (LANL),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC), G. Sato (ISAS), M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU),
J. Tueller (GSFC), T. N. Ukwatta (GWU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-60 to T+243 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 090530 (trigger #353567)
(Cannizzo, et al., GCN Circ. 9438).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 179.400, 26.590 deg, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  11h 57m 36.0s 
   Dec(J2000) = +26d 35' 23.0" 
with an uncertainty of 1.9 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 41%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows a FRED-like peak starting at ~T-0.3 sec,
peaking at ~T+0.2 sec, and returning almost to background.  Then a second and
much smaller peak starts at ~T+35 sec, peaks at ~T+45 sec, and ends
at ~T+50 sec.  There is an ~3-sigma precursor peak at T-4sec.  T90 (15-350 keV)
is 48 +- 36 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-12.2 to T+51.8 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.61 +- 0.17.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.1 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+0.0 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 2.5 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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