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GCN Circular 11281

GRB 100915A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2010-09-15T13:06:38Z (14 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), O. M. Littlejohns (U Leicester),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), J. Tueller (GSFC), T. N. Ukwatta (GWU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-239 to T+963 sec from recent telemetry downlinks,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 100915A (trigger #434178)
(Littlejohns, et al., GCN Circ. 11277).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 315.664, 65.676 deg, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  21h 02m 39.4s 
   Dec(J2000) = +65d 40' 32.3" 
with an uncertainty of 2.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 54%.
The mask-weighted light curves shows two broad peaks, the first starting
at ~T-90sec, peaking at ~T+5 sec, and ending at ~T+90 sec.  The second,
weaker peak starts at ~T+110, peaks at ~T+170 sec and ends at ~T+190 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 200 +- 31 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-36.3 to T+72.2 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 2.88 +- 0.00, 
and Epeak of 265.2 +- 0.0 keV (chi squared 66.1 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.5 +- 0.2 x 10^-6 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T+8.76 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
0.5 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 1.50 +- 0.23 (chi squared 73.1 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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