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

GCN Circular 28259

Subject
Swift Trigger 990358 is due to detector noise
Date
2020-08-17T18:12:05Z (4 years ago)
From
Amy Lien at GSFC <amy.y.lien@nasa.gov>
M. G. Bernardini (INAF-OAB) and A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC)
report on behalf of the Swift team:

Using the full data set from recent downlinks, we report further ground
data analysis for Swift trigger 990358 (Bernardini et al. GCN Circ. 28253).

The BAT analysis uses data from T-61 to T+242 sec. The BAT image
significance has now decreased to 4.4 sigma (15-350 keV). Also, the
mask-weighted light curve does not show anything significant.

Ground analysis of 1.7 ks of XRT PC mode data confirms that no XRT
counterpart is detected in the BAT error circle.

We thus conclude that this trigger was due to detector noise.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit USA.gov