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GCN Circular 9909

GRB 090912, Swift-BAT refined analysis
2009-09-13T18:49:52Z (15 years ago)
Tilan Ukwatta at GSFC/GWU <>
T. N. Ukwatta (GSFC/GWU), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC),
E. E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), A. M. Parsons (GSFC),
T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC), G. Sato (ISAS),
M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), J. Tueller (GSFC)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-240 to T+962 sec from the recent
telemetry downlink,we report further analysis of BAT
GRB 090912 (trigger #362633) (Ukwatta, et al.,
GCN Circ. 9905). The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 188.046, 61.475 deg which is
   RA(J2000)  =  12h 32m 11.1s
   Dec(J2000) = +61d 28' 29.4"
with an uncertainty of 1.2 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90%
containment). The partial coding was 30%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows two peaks. The first
start around T-4 sec, shows three sub peaks at ~T+0 sec,
~T+4 sec, and ~T+7 sec, and ends around T+25 sec. The
second peak starts at ~T+70 sec, peaks at ~T+88, and ends
around T+145 sec. T90 (15-350 keV) is 144.0 +- 22.6 sec
(estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-15.9 to T+160.1 sec is
best fit by a power law with an exponential cutoff.
This fit gives a photon index 0.91 +- 0.44, and Epeak
of 69.3 +- 19.5 keV (chi squared 42.50 for 56 d.o.f.).
For this model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band
is 4.5 +- 0.3 x 10^-6 erg/cm2 and the 1-sec peak flux
measured from T+87.56 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
1.0 +- 0.1 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law
gives a photon index of 1.66 +- 0.09
(chi squared 52.84 for 57 d.o.f.). All the quoted
errors are at the 90% confidence level.

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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