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

GCN Circular 557

GRB000214: BeppoSAX GRBM and WFC Detection
2000-02-15T13:22:43Z (24 years ago)
Angelo Antonelli at Obs. Astro. di Roma <>
A. Paolino, M. Stornelli, A. Coletta, Scientific Operation Centre, 
Telespazio, Roma, L.A. Antonelli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, 
Roma, M.J.S. Smith, J. in 't Zand, Space Research Organization 
Netherlands (SRON), Utrecht, C. Guidorzi, Universita' di Ferrara, 
Ferrara, M. Feroci IAS/CNR, Roma, report:

"The BeppoSAX Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GRBM) and Wide Field Camera
(WFC unit 1) observed a gamma-ray burst on February 14.042 UT. 
A preliminary analysis reveals a duration of about 9 s in the GRBM, 
with a peak photon countrate of 4.2E3 cts/s in the 40-700 keV energy 
band. In the WFC, the duration is about 115 s and the peak flux is 
2.9 Crab (2-26 keV). The position of the X-ray counterpart is 
R.A.= 18h 4m 18s Decl.= -66 26'.3" (equinox 2000.0) with a 99% 
error radius of 6.5'. An NFI follow-up is being carried on."

This message is citable.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit