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GCN Circular 27832

GRB 200528A: Swift detection of a burst
2020-05-28T10:39:36Z (4 years ago)
Kim Page at U.of Leicester <>
E. Ambrosi (INAF-IASFPA), V. D'Elia (SSDC), P. A. Evans (U Leicester),
J.D. Gropp (PSU), N. J. Klingler (PSU), H. A. Krimm (NSF),
F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC) and K. L. Page (U Leicester) report on
behalf of the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory Team:

At 10:27:23 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 200528A (trigger=974827).  Swift slewed immediately to the burst. 
The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 176.637, +58.147 which is 
   RA(J2000) = 11h 46m 33s
   Dec(J2000) = +58d 08' 50"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve showed a multi-peaked
structure with a duration of about 60 sec.  The peak count rate
was ~19000 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~33 sec after the trigger. 

The XRT began observing the field at 10:28:33.9 UT, 70.2 seconds after
the BAT trigger. XRT found a bright, uncatalogued X-ray source located
at RA, Dec 176.6438, 58.1921 which is equivalent to:
   RA(J2000)  = 11h 46m 34.51s
   Dec(J2000) = +58d 11' 31.6"
with an uncertainty of 5.2 arcseconds (radius, 90% containment). This
location is 162 arcseconds from the BAT onboard position, within the
BAT error circle. No event data are yet available to determine the
column density using X-ray spectroscopy. 

The initial flux in the 0.1 s image was 4.08e-08 erg cm^-2 s^-1 (0.2-10

UVOT took a finding chart exposure of 150 seconds with the White filter
starting 80 seconds after the BAT trigger. No credible afterglow candidate has
been found in the initial data products. The 2.7'x2.7' sub-image covers 100% of
the XRT error circle. The typical 3-sigma upper limit has been about 19.6 mag. 
The 8'x8' region for the list of sources generated on-board covers 100% of the
XRT error circle. The list of sources is typically complete to about 18 mag. No
correction has been made for the expected extinction corresponding to E(B-V) of

Burst Advocate for this burst is E. Ambrosi (elena.ambrosi AT 
Please contact the BA by email if you require additional information
regarding Swift followup of this burst. In extremely urgent cases, after
trying the Burst Advocate, you can contact the Swift PI by phone (see
Swift TOO web site for information:
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