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GCN Circular 24108

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S190412m: Insight-HXMT/HE observation
Date
2019-04-12T15:11:33Z (5 years ago)
From
Qi Luo at IHEP <luoqi@ihep.ac.cn>
Q. Luo, C. Cai, C. K. Li, X. B. Li, G. Li, J. Y. Liao, S. L. Xiong, 
C. Z. Liu, X. F. Li, Z. W. Li, Z. Chang, A. M. Zhang, 
Y. F. Zhang, X. F. Lu, C. L. Zou (IHEP), Y. J. Jin, 
Z. Zhang (THU), T. P. Li (IHEP/THU), F. J. Lu, L. M. Song, 
M. Wu, Y. P. Xu, S. N. Zhang (IHEP), 
report on behalf of the Insight-HXMT team: 

Insight-HXMT was taking data normally around the GW trigger time
(T0=2019-04-12 05:30:44 UTC). At T0, about 30% of the LIGO
localization region was covered by the Insight-HXMT without occultation
by the Earth.

Within T0 �� 100 s, no significant excess events (SNR > 5 sigma) are 
found in a search of the Insight-HXMT/HE raw light curves.

Assuming the GW counterpart GRB with three typical GRB Band spectral 
models, two typical duration timescales(1 s, 10 s) from the peak 
position of the LIGO-Virgo location probability map, the 5-sigma 
upper-limits fluence (0.2 - 5 MeV, incident energy) are reported below:

Band model 1 (alpha=-1.9, beta=-3.7, Ep=70 keV):
1s:   5.6e-07 erg cm^-2
10s:  2.8e-06 erg cm^-2

Band model 2 (alpha=-1.0, beta=-2.3, Ep=230 keV):
1s:   7.8e-07 erg cm^-2
10s:  3.7e-06 erg cm^-2

Band model 3 (alpha=-0.0, beta=-1.5, Ep=1000 keV):
1s:   1.1e-06 erg cm^-2
10s:  4.6e-06 erg cm^-2

All measurements above are made with the CsI detectors operating in the
regular mode with the energy range of about 80-800 keV (record energy).
Only gamma-rays with energy greater than about 200 keV can penetrate
the spacecraft and leave signals in the CsI detectors installed inside
of the telescope.

Insight-HXMT is the first Chinese space X-ray telescope, which was 
fundedjointly by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and 
the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 
More information could be found at: http://www.hxmt.org.
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