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GCN Circular 33393

Subject
GRB 230228A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2023-03-02T13:58:16Z (a year ago)
From
Tyler Parsotan at UMBC/GSFC/CRESST II <parsotat@umbc.edu>
H. A. Krimm (NSF), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),

S. Laha (GSFC/UMBC), A. Y. Lien (U Tampa),

C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), D. M. Palmer (LANL),

T. Parsotan (GSFC/UMBC), T. Sakamoto (AGU),

M. Stamatikos (OSU) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):


Using the data set from T-239 to T+963 sec from the recent telemetry
downlink,

we report further analysis of BAT GRB 230228A (trigger #1156572)

(Dichiara, et al., GCN Circ. 33378).  The BAT ground-calculated position is

RA, Dec = 18.397, 44.495 deg which is

   RA(J2000)  =  01h 13m 35.3s

   Dec(J2000) = +44d 29' 41.9"

with an uncertainty of 1.5 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).

The partial coding was 78%.


The mask-weighted light curve shows a Fast Rise Exponential Decay single
pulse.

T90 (15-350 keV) is 2.18 +- 0.40 sec (estimated error including
systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.05 to T+2.53 sec is best fit by a simple

power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is

1.66 +- 0.17.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 3.6 +- 0.4 x 10^-07
erg/cm2.

The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+0.18 sec in the 15-150 keV band

is 3.0 +- 0.4 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

level.



The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at

http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/notices_s/1156572/BA/
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