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GCN Circular 12857

Subject
GRB 120118B: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
Date
2012-01-19T01:33:14Z (12 years ago)
From
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <pae9@star.le.ac.uk>
J.P. Osborne, A.P. Beardmore, P.A. Evans and M.R. Goad (U. Leicester) 
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team.

Using 1411 s of XRT Photon Counting mode data and 2 UVOT
images for GRB 120118B, we find an astrometrically corrected X-ray
position (using the XRT-UVOT alignment and matching UVOT field sources
to the USNO-B1 catalogue): RA, Dec = 124.87106, -7.18474 which is equivalent
to:

RA (J2000): 08h 19m 29.05s
Dec (J2000): -07d 11' 05.1"

with an uncertainty of 1.8 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).

This position may be improved as more data are received. The latest
position can be viewed at http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt_positions. Position
enhancement is described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476, 1401) and Evans
et al. (2009, MNRAS, 397, 1177).

This circular was automatically generated, and is an official product of the
Swift-XRT team.
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