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GCN Circular 7449

Subject
GRB 080319B: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
Date
2008-03-19T16:04:51Z (16 years ago)
From
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <pae9@star.le.ac.uk>
P.A. Evans, M.R. Goad, J.P. Osborne and A.P. Beardmore (U. Leicester) 
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team.

Using 1859 s of overlapping XRT Photon Counting mode and UVOT
data for GRB 080319B, we find an astrometrically corrected X-ray
position (using the XRT-UVOT alignment and matching UVOT field sources
to the USNO-B1 catalogue): RA, Dec = 217.92113, +36.30269 which is equivalent
to:

RA (J2000): 14h 31m 41.07s
Dec (J2000): +36d 18' 09.7"

with an uncertainty of 1.4 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).

This position may be improved as more data are received. The latest position
can be viewed at http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt_positions. Position enhancement is
described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476, 1401
http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt_positions/Goad.pdf).

This circular was automatically generated, and is an official product of the
Swift-XRT team.
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