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GCN Circular 22136

GRB 171120A: Fermi-LAT detection
2017-11-20T20:39:29Z (7 years ago)
Giacomo Vianello at SLAC <>
F. Longo (University and INFN, Trieste), G. Vianello (Stanford),
D. Kocevski (NASA/GSFC) and M.Arimoto (Waseda University)

report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT collaboration:

At 13:20:02 on November 20, 2017, Fermi-LAT detected high-energy emission
from GRB 171120A,which was also detected by Swift-BAT (Tohuvavohu et al.,
GCN 22133) and by Fermi-GBM (trigger 532876807/171120556).

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be

RA, Dec = 163.84, 22.40 deg (J2000)

with an error radius of 0.17 deg (90% containment, statistical error only).

This was 24 deg from the LAT boresight at the time of the trigger.

The LAT on-ground position is consistent with the Swift-XRT localization (Evans
et al., GCN 22135).

More than 30 photons above 100 MeV are observed within ~ 6.5 ks seconds of
the trigger.  The highest-energy photon is a 3.4 GeV event which is observed
~4.8 ks seconds after the GBM trigger.

The Fermi-LAT point of contact for this burst is:

Francesco Longo (

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