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GCN Circular 16623

GRB 140723A: Fermi-LAT detection
2014-07-23T14:19:02Z (10 years ago)
Elisabetta Bissaldi at U.Innsbruk/IAPP <>
E. Bissaldi (University & INFN Trieste), R. Desiante (Udine
University & INFN Trieste), M. Axelsson (Stockholm University),
D. Kocevski (NASA/GSFC) and F. Piron (LUPM)
report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT team:

At UT 01:36:30.73 on July 23rd, 2014, Fermi-LAT detected
high-energy emission from GRB 140723A, which was also
detected by Fermi-GBM (trigger427772193 / 140723067).

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be

(RA, Dec) = 210.63, -3.73 (deg, J2000)

with an approximate error radius of 0.35 deg (90% containment,
statistical error only). This was 55 deg from the LAT
boresight at the time of the trigger.

An image with the 68% and 90% containment regions
have been posted at:

The data from the Fermi-LAT show a significant increase
in the event rate that is spatially and temporally
correlated with the GBM emission with high significance.
More than 170 photons above 100 MeV and 3 photons
above 1 GeV are observed within 1200 s, before the spacecraft
entered the SAA. The source entered the FoV again around 5800 s
after the trigger. The highest-energy photon is a
1.8 GeV event, which is observed 163 s after the GBM trigger.

A Swift ToO has been requested for this burst.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst
is Elisabetta Bissaldi (

The Fermi-LAT is a pair conversion telescope designed to
cover the energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV.
It is the product of an international collaboration between
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