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GCN Circular 16633

GRB 140729A: Fermi-LAT detection
2014-07-29T09:10:16Z (10 years ago)
Makoto Arimoto at Tokyo Inst of Tech <>
M. Arimoto (Tokyo Tech) and E. Bissaldi (University & INFN Trieste)
report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT team:

At UT 00:36:59 on July 29th, 2014, Fermi-LAT detected
high-energy emission from GRB 140729A, which was also
detected by Fermi-GBM (trigger 140729026 / 428287016).

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be

(RA, Dec) = 193.95, +15.35 (deg, J2000)

with an approximate error radius of 0.34 deg (90% containment,
statistical error only).
This was 26.2 deg from the LAT boresight at the time of the trigger.

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 100 photons above 100 MeV and 13 photons
above 1 GeV are observed within 550 s, before the
spacecraft entered the SAA.
The GRB does not come back into the Fermi-LAT FoV for more than 6000s.
The highest-energy photon is a 1.3  GeV event
which is observed 44 s after the GBM trigger.

A Swift ToO has been requested for this burst.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is
Makoto Arimoto (

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to cover the energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV.
It is the product of an international collaboration
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