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GCN Circular 26824

LIGO/Virgo S191129u: Upper limits from Konus-Wind observations
2020-01-20T12:44:31Z (4 years ago)
Anna Ridnaia at Ioffe Institute <>
A. Ridnaia, S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks,
M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, A. Tsvetkova, A. Lysenko, and T. Cline,
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

Konus-Wind (KW) was observing the whole sky at the time of the
LIGO/Virgo event S191129u (2019-11-29 13:40:29.197 UTC, hereafter T0;
LIGO/Virgo Collaboration GCN Circ. 26303).

No triggered KW GRBs happened between ~10 hours before and ~2 days
after T0. The closest waiting-mode GRB was observed ~16 hours after T0.
Using waiting-mode data within the interval T0 +/- 100 s,
we found no significant (> 5 sigma) excess over the background
in both KW detectors on temporal scales from 2.944 s to 100 s.

We estimate an upper limit (90% conf.) on the 20 - 1500 keV fluence
to 9.2x10^-7 erg/cm^2 for a burst lasting less than 2.944 s and having a
typical KW short GRB spectrum (an exponentially cut off power law with
alpha =-0.5 and Ep=500 keV). For a typical long GRB spectrum (the Band
function with alpha=-1, beta=-2.5, and Ep=300 keV), the corresponding
limiting peak flux is 2.5x10^-7 erg/cm^2/s (20 - 1500 keV, 2.944 s scale).

All the quoted values are preliminary.
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