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GCN Circular 9836

Konus-Wind observations of GRB 090823
2009-08-25T10:11:26Z (15 years ago)
Dmitry Frederiks at Ioffe Institute <>
S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks, E. Mazets, V. Pal'shin,
P. Oleynik, M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, and T. Cline
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The long GRB 090823 (Cummings et al., GCN 9835)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=58270.606 s UT (16:11:10.606)
This burst was also observed by the Suzaku WAM, Agile-MCAL, and
(during a slew maneuver) Swift-BAT.

The burst had a smooth structure with a duration of ~10 s.
The Konus-Wind light curves of this GRB are available at

As observed by Konus-Wind the burst had
a fluence of 8.9(-0.3,+0.5)x10-6 erg/cm2, and
a 256-ms peak flux, measured from T0+3.072,
of 2.8(-0.25,+0.25)x10-6 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 2 MeV energy range).

The time-integrated spectrum of the burst (from T0 to T0+14.848 s)
is well fitted (in the 20 keV - 2 MeV range)
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with Alpha = -0.49(-0.15,+0.17),
and  Ep = 188(-15,+18)keV (chi2 = 56/61 dof).
Fitting by the GRB (Band) model yields to the same Alpha and Ep
values with the high energy photon index Beta of -7 (< -2.7)

The spectrum at the maximum count rate, measured from
T0 + 0.256s to T0 + 6.656s, is well fitted (in the 20 keV - 2 MeV range)
by the GRB (Band) model with:
Alpha = -0.45(-0.14,+0.16),
Beta  = -3.0(-2.2,+0.4), and
Ep    = 182(-18,+18)keV (chi2 = 63/60 dof).

All the quoted values are preliminary.
All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.
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