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GCN Circular 9707

GRB 090726: Swift-XRT position of probable counterpart
2009-07-27T00:18:24Z (15 years ago)
Kim Page at U.of Leicester <>
K.L. Page (U. Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

Following a delay caused by an Earth-limb constraint, the Swift-XRT 
started observing GRB 090726 about 49 minutes after the trigger, at 
23:36:32 UT. The XRT initially centroided on a cosmic ray; however, using 
promptly downlinked data we find an uncatalogued X-ray source with an 
enhanced position: RA, Dec = 248.6788, 72.8843 (degrees) which is 
equivalent to:

RA  (J2000.0) = 16 34 42.90
DEC (J2000.0) = +72 53 03.3

with an uncertainty of 2.2 arcsec (radius, 90% containment). This location 
is 156.1 arcseconds from the BAT onboard position, inside the BAT error 

It is not possible to determine whether the source is fading at this time.

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