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GCN Circular 1813

Subject
ANNOUNCEMENT ON INTEGRAL GRB ALERTS
Date
2003-01-15T15:35:30Z (21 years ago)
From
Sandro Mereghetti at IASF/CNR <sandro@mi.iasf.cnr.it>
Dear IBAS User

On January 17, 2003 the INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) will begin to
distribute via internet the Alert Packets generated in real time by the
INTEGRAL Burst Alert System (IBAS).

A conservative estimate of the systematic uncertainty of 4 arcmin (radius)
will be added to the statistical error on the burst position reported by
the IBAS Alert Packets.  Refined positions of the bursts will be
distributed as soon as available. It is expected that the systematic
uncertainties will decrease significantly in the course of the coming
months.

More details can be found on the ISDC web pages

http://isdc.unige.ch/index.cgi?Soft+ibas


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Sandro Mereghetti        CNR-IASF
                         Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica
                         Sezione di Milano ''G.Occhialini''
Tel. +39-02-23699323     via Bassini 15, I-20133 Milano, ITALY
Fax  +39-02-2666017

sandro@mi.iasf.cnr.it   NEW E-MAIL NEW E-MAIL NEW E-MAIL NEW E-MAIL


[GCN OPS NOTE: A quick scan of the "sites.cfg" file for the GCN Notices
shows that there are many sites who have not yet requested that INTEGRAL
Notice(s) be enabled.  People are busy, so that is some of the explanation.
Since the automated phase of IBAS is about to begin, I am sure that some
of those sites will want to take the opportunity to request that
INTEGRAL Notice type(s) be enabled for their site through GCN.]
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