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GCN Circular 5728

GRB 061019: Swift-BAT detection of a burst
2006-10-19T04:42:11Z (18 years ago)
David Palmer at LANL <>
C. Guidorzi (Univ Bicocca&INAF-OAB), F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC),
K. M. McLean (LANL/UTD), D. M. Palmer (LANL),
P. Romano (Univ. Bicocca & INAF-OAB), M. Stamatikos (NASA/ORAU) and
D. E. Vanden Berk (PSU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 04:19:06 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 061019 (trigger=234516).  The BAT on-board calculated 
location is RA,Dec 91.617, +29.573 {06h 06m 28s, +29d 34' 21"} (J2000)
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve showed a 
multiple-peaked light curve with a duration of at least 20 sec. 
The peak count rate was ~1200 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~2 sec 
after the trigger. 

Because of an Earth limb constraint, the spacecraft will not be 
able to slew to the BAT position until T+45 minutes, and so there 
are no immediate XRT or UVOT data products to analyze.
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