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GCN Circular 32977

Subject
GRB 221122A: Detection by GRBAlpha
Date
2022-11-23T19:58:52Z (2 years ago)
From
Marianna Dafcikova at Masaryk University <500025@mail.muni.cz>
M. Dafcikova, J. Ripa (Masaryk U.), A. Pal (Konkoly Observatory), N. Werner (Masaryk U.), M. Ohno, H. Takahashi (Hiroshima U.), L. Meszaros, B. Csak (Konkoly Observatory), F. Munz, N. Husarikova, J.-P. Breuer, M. Topinka, F. Hroch (Masaryk U.), T. Urbanec, M. Kasal,  A. Povalac (Brno U. of Technology), J. Hudec, J. Kapus, M. Frajt (Spacemanic s.r.o), R. Laszlo, M. Koleda (Needronix s.r.o), M. Smelko, P. Hanak, P. Lipovsky (Technical U. of Kosice), G. Galgoczi (Wigner Research Center/Eotvos U.), Y. Uchida, H. Poon, H. Matake (Hiroshima U.), N. Uchida (ISAS/JAXA), T. Bozoki (Eotvos U.), G. Dalya (Eotvos U.), T. Enoto (Kyoto U.), Zs. Frei (Eotvos U.), G. Friss (Eotvos U.), Y. Fukazawa, K. Hirose (Hiroshima U.), S. Hisadomi (Nagoya U.), Y. Ichinohe (Rikkyo U.), K. Kapas (Eotvos U.), L. L. Kiss (Konkoly Observatory),  T. Mizuno (Hiroshima U.), K. Nakazawa (Nagoya U.), H. Odaka (Univ of Tokyo), J. Takatsy (Eotvos U.), K. Torigoe (Hiroshima U.), N. Kogiso, M. Yoneyama (Osaka Metropo
 litan U.), M. Moritaki (U. Tokyo), T. Kano (U. Michigan) -- the GRBAlpha collaboration.

The short-duration GRB 221122A (GECAM-B detection at 2022-11-22 02:43:26.65 UT, trigger no. 77) was detected by the GRBAlpha 1U CubeSat (Pal et al. Proc. SPIE 2020).

The subthreshold detection was confirmed at the peak time 2022-11-22 02:43:26 UTC. The GRB has a T90 duration of 2 s and the overall significance during T90 reaches 4.3. The duration and the detection time of the event are consistent with the GRB reported by the GECAM-B instrument.

The light curve obtained by GRBAlpha is available here:
https://grbalpha.konkoly.hu/static/share/GRB221122A_GCN.pdf

GRBAlpha, launched on 2021 March 22, is a demonstration mission for a future CubeSat constellation (Werner et al. Proc. SPIE 2018). Its detector consists of a 75 x 75 x 5 mm^3 CsI(Tl) scintillator read out by a SiPM array, covering the energy range from ~50 keV to ~1000 keV. To increase the duty cycle and the downlink rate, we are continuously upgrading the on-board data acquisition software stack. The ground segment is also supported by the radio amateur community, and it takes advantage of the SatNOGS network for increased data downlink volume.
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