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GCN Circular 22765

GRB 180605A: AstroSat CZTI detection
2018-06-07T09:43:57Z (6 years ago)
Vidushi Sharma at IUCAA <>
V. Sharma and A. Vibhute (IUCAA), V. Bhalerao (IIT-B), D. Bhattacharya (IUCAA), A. R. Rao (TIFR) and S. Vadawale (PRL) report on behalf of the Astrosat CZTI collaboration:

Analysis of Astrosat CZTI data showed the detection of a long GRB 180605A, which was also detected by IPN Triangulation (Svinkin D. et al., GCN 22764).

The source was clearly detected in the 40-200 keV energy range. The light curve shows multiple peaks of emission with strongest peak at 10:59:28.5 UT. The measured peak count rate is 654.6 cts/s above the background in combined data of four quadrants, with a total of 7288 cts. The local mean background count rate was 495.4 cts/s. Using cumulative rates, we measure a T90 of 24.6 s.

It was also clearly detected in the CsI anticoincidence (Veto) detector in the 100-500 keV energy range.

CZTI GRB detections are reported regularly on the payload site at CZTI is built by a TIFR-led consortium of institutes across India, including VSSC, ISAC, IUCAA, SAC and PRL. The Indian Space Research Organisation funded, managed and facilitated the project.
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