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GCN Circular 32641

IPN triangulation of extremely bright GRB 221009A
2022-10-10T01:10:40Z (2 years ago)
Dmitry Svinkin at Ioffe Institute <>
D. Svinkin, D. Frederiks, A. Ridnaia, A. Lysenko,
and T. Cline on behalf of the Konus-Wind team,

A. Goldstein, M. S. Briggs, C. Wilson-Hodge,
and E. Burns on behalf of the Fermi GBM team,

E. Bozzo and C. Ferrigno, on behalf of the INTEGRAL SPI-ACS GRB team,


S. Barthelmy, J. Cummings, H. Krimm, D. Palmer, and A. Tohuvavohu
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team, report:

The extremely bright, long-duration GRB 221009A
(Swift-BAT detection of Swift J1913.1+1946:
Dichiara et al., GCN Circ. 32632; Kennea and Williams, GCN Circ. 32635;
Fermi-GBM detection: Veres et al., GCN Circ. 32636;
Fermi-LAT detection: Bissaldi et al., GCN Circ. 32636)
has been detected by Fermi (GBM trigger 687014224),
INTEGRAL (SPI-ACS), and Konus-Wind, so far,
at about 47820 s UT (13:17:00).

We have triangulated it to a Konus-GBN annulus centered at
RA(2000)=1.444 deg (00h 05m 47s) Dec(2000)=+3.590 deg (+3d 35' 25")
whose radius is 73.473 +/- 4.089 deg (3 sigma).

This localization may be improved.

The IPN localization is consistent with, but reduces the area of, the
Fermi-GBM one (glg_healpix_all_bn221009553_v01).

The IPN localization is consistent with Swift-BAT (GCN 32632) and
Fermi-LAT (GCN 32636) position of Swift J1913.1+1946, supporting that
Swift J1913.1+1946 is the afterglow of GRB 221009A.

A triangulation map is posted at

The Konus-Wind time history and spectrum will be given
in a forthcoming GCN Circular.
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