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GCN Circular 20653

GRB 170208A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2017-02-09T22:51:04Z (7 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
A. Cholden-Brown (PSU), J. R. Cummings (CPI),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA),
A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), D. M. Palmer (LANL),
T. Sakamoto (AGU), M. Stamatikos (OSU),
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-240 to T+962 sec from the recent telemetry
downlink, we report further analysis of BAT GRB 170208A (trigger #737438)
(Cholden-Brown, et al., GCN Circ. 20631). The BAT ground-calculated
position is
RA, Dec = 166.544, -46.786 deg which is
   RA(J2000)  =  11h 06m 10.5s
   Dec(J2000) = -46d 47' 08.8"
with an uncertainty of 1.4 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 17%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a pulse from ~T0 to ~T+1.5 s,
followed by some weaker emissions that last till ~T+8 s. T90 (15-350 keV)
is 7.45 +- 0.54 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.04 to T+8.06 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.04 +- 0.13.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.5 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T-0.04 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 5.4 +- 0.6 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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