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GCN Circular 22970

AGILE/MCAL detection of GRB 180720A
2018-07-20T07:09:02Z (6 years ago)
Alessandro Ursi at INAF/IAPS <>
AGILE/MCAL detection of GRB 180720A

A.Ursi (INAF/IAPS), M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), F.
Verrecchia (SSDC and INAF/OAR), N. Parmiggiani, A. Bulgarelli
(INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Trois, M. Pilia (INAF/OA-Cagliari), C. Pittori, F.
Lucarelli (SSDC and INAF/OAR), M. Marisaldi (University of Bergen), F.
Longo (Univ. Trieste and INFN Trieste), M. Cardillo, G. Piano (INAF/IAPS),
G. Minervini, A. Argan, Y. Evangelista (INAF/IAPS), V. Fioretti, F.
Fuschino (INAF/IASF-Bo), , I. Donnarumma (ASI), A. Giuliani (INAF/IASF-Mi),
report on behalf of the AGILETeam:

The AGILE Mini-CALorimeter (MCAL) detected a burst at T0 = 2018-07-20
05:06:03.29 +/- 0.01 s (UTC), lasting about ~ 3.6 s in the 0.4-100 MeV
energy range. The light curve is composed of a single smooth peak and
released a total of ~3000 counts at E> 400 keV in the detector, above an
average background rate of 20 counts / 32 ms.

Further analysis is still in progress.

The AGILE-MCAL detector has a full solid angle acceptance, and is
operational in the range 0.4 - 100 MeV.
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