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GCN Circular 5744

GRB 061021, Swift-BAT refined analysis
2006-10-21T18:42:58Z (18 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
D. Palmer (LANL), L. Barbier (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
J. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
D. Hullinger (BYU-Idaho), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
A. Moretti (INAF-OAB), A. Parsons (GSFC), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/ORAU),
G. Sato (GSFC/ISAS), M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), J. Tueller (GSFC)
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team:
Using the data set from T-240 to T+328 sec from recent telemetry downlinks,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 061021 (trigger #234905)
(Moretti, et al., GCN Circ. 5743).  The BAT ground-calculated position
is RA,Dec = 145.146, -21.953 deg {9h 40m 35.0s, -21d 57' 10.4"} (J2000)
+- 0.6 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).  The partial coding was 64%.
The mask-weighted lightcurve shows a cusp-like peak starting at T+0 sec,
peaking at T+2.6 sec, and exponetially tailling off to background at T+90 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 46 +- 1 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.0 to T+59.9 is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.31 +- 0.06.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 3.0 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+2.44 sec in the 15-150 keV
band is 6.1 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90%
confidence level.
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