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GCN Circular 10189

Konus-Wind observation of GRB 091120
2009-11-24T13:28:56Z (14 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 091120 reported by Fermi GBM, (Gruber, GCN 10187)
and localized by MAXI GSC (Nakajima et al., GCN 10188)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=16476.183 s UT (04:34:36.183).

The burst light curve consists of several peaks with a total
duration of ~55 s. The Konus-Wind light curve of this GRB
is available at
Considerable hard to soft spectral evolution is noticed during the
initial part of the burst.

As observed by Konus-Wind the burst
had a fluence of 2.6(+/-0.3)x10-5 erg/cm2,
and a 256-ms peak flux measured from T0 + 25.344s
of 2.4(+/-0.3)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+57.600 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 = -1.2(-0.25, +0.28),
and Ep = 145(-18, +26) keV (chi2 = 67/61 dof).

The spectrum of the most intense peak (measured
from T0+24.832 to T0+33.024 s) is also well fitted
in the 20 keV - 2 MeV range by a power law
with exponential cutoff model, for which
alpha = -1.0(-0.4, +0.45),
and Ep = 101(-15, +16) keV (chi2 = 48/61 dof).

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