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GCN Circular 11935

Subject
GRB 110414A: Swift-XRT refined Analysis
Date
2011-04-14T22:46:27Z (13 years ago)
From
Rhaana Starling at U of Leicester <rlcs1@star.le.ac.uk>
R. L. C. Starling (U Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT
team:

We have analysed 9.1 ks of XRT data for GRB 110414A (Starling  et al.
GCN Circ. 11931), from 131 s to 22.7 ks after the  BAT trigger. The
data comprise 18 s in Windowed Timing (WT) mode (the first 9 s were
taken while Swift was slewing) with the remainder in Photon Counting
(PC) mode. The enhanced XRT position for this burst was given by
Osborne et al. (GCN. Circ 11934).

The late-time light curve (from T0+5.1 ks) can be modelled with  a
power-law decay with a decay index of alpha=1.67 (+0.23, -0.22).

A spectrum formed from the WT mode data can be fitted with an absorbed
power-law with a photon spectral index	of 2.72 (+/-0.15). The
best-fitting absorption column is  5.0 (+/-0.5) x 10^21 cm^-2, in
excess of the Galactic value of 3.0 x 10^21 cm^-2 (Kalberla et al.
2005). The PC mode spectrum has a photon index of 2.32 (+0.17, -0.16)
and a best-fitting absorption column of 4.0 (+/-0.6) x 10^21 cm^-2. The
counts to observed (unabsorbed) 0.3-10 keV flux conversion factor
deduced from this spectrum  is 4.0 x 10^-11 (8.4 x 10^-11) erg cm^-2
count^-1. 

A summary of the PC-mode spectrum is thus:
Total column:	     4.0 (+/-0.6) x 10^21 cm^-2
Galactic foreground: 3.0 x 10^21 cm^-2
Excess significance: 11.7 sigma
Photon index:	     2.32 (+0.17, -0.16)

The results of the XRT-team automatic analysis are available at
http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt_products/00451343.

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