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GCN Circular 32571

GRB 220921A: Swift-XRT Observations
2022-09-22T02:55:44Z (2 years ago)
Noel Klingler at NASA-GSFC / UMBC <>
Swift-XRT has performed follow-up observations of the Fermi-LAT-detected
burst GRB 220921A, collecting 4.1 ks of Photon Counting (PC) mode data
between T0+27.4 and T0+40.7 ks.

An uncatalogued X-ray source has been detected consistent with being within
17.3 arcmin from the center of the Fermi-LAT position (which is within its
90% error radius of 25.19 arcmin; Pillera et al., GCN 32568), and being
consistent with the optical transient detected by MASTER (Lipunov et al.,
GCN 32570).  The source's peak flux (8.6 (+/- 1.9) * 10^-12 erg cm^-2 s^-1)
is 7.6-�� above the RASS limit, and it is fading with 2.9-�� significance.

Source 1:
  RA (J2000.0):  66.47255  =  04:25:53.41
  Dec (J2000.0): -40.4057  =  -40:24:20.4
  Error: 3.8 arcsec (radius, 90% conf.)
  Count-rate: (0.20 [+/- 0.04]) ct s^-1
  Distance: 17.3 arcsec from Fermi-LAT position
  Exposure: 1328 s (vignetting corrected)

Two other uncatalogued sources were also detected within the GRB position.

The results of the XRT-team automatic analysis of the XRT observations,
including a position-specific upper limit calculator, are available at

Further observations are pending.

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