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GCN Circular 12269

IPN triangulation of GRB 110808B (short/hard/intense)
2011-08-10T21:29:44Z (13 years ago)
Kevin Hurley at UCBerkeley/SSL <>
K. Hurley and J. Goldsten, on behalf of the MESSENGER NS GRB team,

I. G. Mitrofanov, D. Golovin, M. L. Litvak, and A. B. Sanin,
on behalf of the HEND-Odyssey GRB team,

W. Boynton, C. Fellows, K. Harshman, H. Enos, and R. Starr, on
behalf of the GRS-Odyssey GRB team,

S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, E. Mazets, V. Pal'shin, D. Frederiks, 
D. Svinkin, and T. Cline on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, and

D. M. Smith, R. P. Lin, J. McTiernan, R. Schwartz, and W.
Hajdas, on behalf of the RHESSI GRB team, report:

GRB 110808B, a very intense short-duration, hard spectrum GRB,
was observed by Konus-Wind, Mars Odyssey, MESSENGER, and RHESSI at
56693 s UT.  We have triangulated it to a preliminary, 3 sigma error
box whose area is about 108 square arcminutes, whose maximum dimension
is ~22 arcminutes, and whose coordinates are:
             RA(2000)                         Dec(2000)
CENTER:   266.1808=17 h 44 m 43.4 s    -37.7463=-37 o 44 '  47 "
CORNERS:  266.0492=17 h 44 m 11.8 s    -37.7586=-37 o 45 '  31 "   
          266.3453=17 h 45 m 22.9 s    -37.8732=-37 o 52 '  24 "     
          266.0166=17 h 44 m 04.0 s    -37.6169=-37 o 37 '  01 "     
          266.3123=17 h 45 m 14.9 s    -37.7332=-37 o 44 '  00 "

Although this error box lies at Galactic latitude -5 degrees, it does
not include any of the known magnetars.  A Swift ToO has been requested.
Further details of the spectrum and time history will appear in a
forthcoming GCN Circular.  A map is posted at  This error box can be improved.
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