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GCN Circular 19545

Subject
SGR 1935+2154: MAXI/GSC detection
Date
2016-06-20T17:22:37Z (8 years ago)
From
H. Negoro at Nihon U. <negoro@phys.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp>
S. Sugita (Tokyo Tech), H. Negoro (Nihon U.),  
S. Ueno, H. Tomida, S. Nakahira, M. Ishikawa, Y. E. Nakagawa, Y. Sugawara (JAXA), 
T. Mihara, M. Sugizaki, M. Serino, W. Iwakiri, M. Shidatsu, J. Sugimoto, T. Takagi, 
M. Matsuoka (RIKEN), N. Kawai, N. Isobe, T. Yoshii, Y. Tachibana, Y. Ono, 
T. Fujiwara (Tokyo Tech), A. Yoshida, T. Sakamoto, Y. Kawakubo, Y. Kitaoka (AGU), 
H. Tsunemi, R. Shomura (Osaka U.), M. Nakajima, K. Tanaka, T. Masumitsu, 
T. Kawase (Nihon U.), Y. Ueda, T. Kawamuro, T. Hori, A. Tanimoto (Kyoto U.), 
Y. Tsuboi, Y. Nakamura, R. Sasaki (Chuo U.), M. Yamauchi, K. Furuya (Miyazaki U.),  
K. Yamaoka (Nagoya U.) report on behalf of the MAXI team:

The MAXI/GSC nova-alert system triggered on a bright short burst at 15:16:35 UT on 2016 Jun 20.
The position is consistent with that of SGR 1935+2154 (see also Stanbro et al. GCN 19544).
Although the current sky coverage of this burst is by the gas-leaking camera, 
we have tentatively estimated the 2-20 keV flux to be ~80 counts/s (>20 crab).
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