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GCN Circular 23583

GRB 181228A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2018-12-28T18:56:14Z (5 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. R. Cummings (CPI), H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), M. J. Moss (GWU),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), 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 181228A (trigger #879909)
(Moss et al., GCN Circ. 23570).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 49.831, 13.212 deg which is
  RA(J2000)  =  03h 19m 19.5s
  Dec(J2000) = +13d 12' 44.0"
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 30%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a multi-peaked structure. The main
structure starts at ~T-4 s and ends at ~T+20 s, with the highest peak
occurs at ~ T+13 s. After the main pulse, there is another much weaker
pulse that starts at ~ T+200 s and ends at ~T+340 s. T90 (15-350 keV)
is 257.3 +- 102.5 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-4.0 to T+337.9 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.45 +- 0.06.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.0 +- 0.03 x 10^-05 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+13.08 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 9.5 +- 0.5 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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