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GCN Circular 20619

GRB 170206B: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
2017-02-07T08:35:07Z (7 years ago)
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <>
P.A. Evans (U. Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

Using 1338 s of XRT Photon Counting mode data and 1 UVOT  image, 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 = 271.77061, 11.19366 which is equivalent to:

RA (J2000):  18 07 04.95
Dec (J2000): +11 11 37.2

with an uncertainty of 1.9 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).

This position may be improved as more data are received.  The latest 
position can be viewed at Position
enhancement is described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476, 1401) and Evans
et al. (2009, MNRAS, 397, 1177).

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