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GCN Circular 15958

Subject
GRB 140311B: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
Date
2014-03-12T02:30:17Z (10 years ago)
From
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <pae9@leicester.ac.uk>
P.A. Evans, M.R. Goad, J.P. Osborne and A.P. Beardmore (U. Leicester) 
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team.

Using 2577 s of XRT Photon Counting mode data and 6 UVOT
images for GRB 140311B, 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 = 252.32518, +52.72426 which is equivalent
to:

RA (J2000): 16h 49m 18.04s
Dec (J2000): +52d 43' 27.3"

with an uncertainty of 1.7 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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