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GCN Circular 23343

Subject
GRB 181016A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2018-10-16T14:44:39Z (6 years ago)
From
Hans Krimm at NSF/NASA-GSFC <hkrimm@nsf.gov>
D. M. Palmer (LANL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),  J. R. Cummings (CPI), 
P. D'Avanzo (INAF-OAB),  H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), 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 181016A (trigger #867252)
(D'Avanzo, et al., GCN Circ. 23342).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 231.273, -35.307 deg which is 
  RA(J2000)  =  15h 25m 05.6s 
  Dec(J2000) = -35d 18' 23.6" 
with an uncertainty of 1.8 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 50%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a single peak starting at ~T-20 sec, peaking
at T+0 sec, and declining to background around T+90 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 111.6 +- 26.3 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-18.00 to T+110.14 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.51 +- 0.20.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.9 +- 0.2 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+0.39 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.7 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
level. 

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/notices_s/867252/BA/
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