Skip to main content
Testing. You are viewing the public testing version of GCN. For the production version, go to
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 23600

GRB 190103A: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst
2019-01-03T20:28:34Z (5 years ago)
Alessandro Ursi at INAF/IAPS <>
A.Ursi (INAF/IAPS), M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), A.
Argan, M. Cardillo, C. Casentini, Y. Evangelista, G. Piano (INAF/IAPS), F.
Lucarelli, C. Pittori, F. Verrecchia (SSDC, and INAF/OAR), A. Bulgarelli,
V. Fioretti, F. Fuschino, N. Parmiggiani (INAF/OAS-Bologna), M. Marisaldi
(INAF/OAS-Bologna, and Bergen University), M. Pilia, A. Trois
(INAF/OA-Cagliari), I. Donnarumma (ASI), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste and INFN
Trieste), A. Giuliani (INAF/IASF-Mi), report on behalf of the AGILE Team:

The AGILE Mini-CALorimeter (MCAL) detected a burst at T0 = 2019-01-03
16:42:15.05 +/- 0.01 s (UTC).

The event lasted about 4.7 s and released a total number of ~5426 counts in
the detector (in the 0.4-100 MeV energy range), above an average background
rate of about 700 Hz. The light curve shows two peak episodes.

The GRB is clearly detected also by the AGILE scientific ratemeters; in
particular, by the Super-AGILE (20-60 keV), Anti-Coincidence (50-200 keV),
and MCAL (0.4-100 MeV) ratemeters.

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.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit