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GCN Circular 26917

GRB 200128B: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst
2020-01-28T15:31:14Z (4 years ago)
Alessandro Ursi at INAF/IAPS <>
A. Ursi (INAF/IAPS), M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M.
Cardillo, C. Casentini, G. Piano (INAF/IAPS), F. Lucarelli, C. Pittori, F.
Verrecchia (SSDC, and INAF/OAR), A. Bulgarelli, V. Fioretti, N. Parmiggiani
(INAF/OAS-Bologna), M. Pilia (INAF/OA-Cagliari), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste
and INFN Trieste), report on behalf of the AGILE Team:

The AGILE mini-calorimeter (MCAL) detected a short hard burst at T0 =
2020-01-28 12:23:29.98 +/- 0.01 s (UTC).

The event triggered the 64 ms MCAL logic timescale and lasted about 0.10 s,
releasing a total number of ~90 counts in the detector (in the 0.4-100 MeV
energy range), above an average background rate of ~500 counts / s.

The light curve shows a single peak and can be found at

The AGILE-MCAL detector is a CsI detector with a 4 pi FoV, sensitive in the
energy range 0.4-100 MeV. Additional analysis of AGILE data is in progress.
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