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GCN Circular 2283

HETE detection of burst from SGR1806-20
2003-06-16T18:22:18Z (21 years ago)
Roland Vanderspek at MIT <>
K. Hurley, J-L. Atteia, N. Kawai, D. Lamb, G. Ricker, and S. Woosley on 
behalf of the HETE Science Team;

C. Barraud, M. Boer, J-F Olive, and J-P Dezalay on behalf of the HETE 

N. Butler, G. Crew, J. Doty, G. Prigozhin, R. Vanderspek, J. Villasenor, 
T. Cline, J. G. Jernigan, A. Levine, F. Martel, E. Morgan, G. Monnelly,
G. Azzibrouck, J. Braga, R. Manchanda, and G. Pizzichini, on behalf of
the HETE Operations and HETE Optical-SXC Teams;

M. Suzuki, C. Graziani, Y. Shirasaki, T. Donaghy, M. Matsuoka, K. Torii,
T. Tamagawa, T. Sakamoto, A. Yoshida, E. Fenimore, M. Galassi,
Y. Nakagawa, R. Satoh, Y. Urata, T. Yamazaki and Y. Yamamoto, on behalf 
of the HETE WXM Team report:

HETE Trigger H2734, detected at 04:14:29 UT on 9 June 2003, was
due to a short burst from SGR1806-20.  This burst had a duration 
of ~100 ms and a 30-100 keV fluence of 6 x 10^-8 erg/cm2.  The 
position was not circulated automatically because the spacecraft
aspect had not yet been determined.

This detection may indicate the onset of a new period of activity 
for this SGR.
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