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GCN Circular 7893

Subject
Swift trigger 314975 is not a GRB
Date
2008-06-22T13:10:03Z (16 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov>
K. McLean (GSFC/UMD), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), W. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
J. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
S. Immler (CRESST/GSFC/UMD), H. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD),
K. L. Page (U. Leicester), D. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC),
G. Sato (ISAS), M. Stamatikos (GSFC/ORAU), J. Tueller (GSFC), T. Ukwatta (GWU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
 
Using the BAT data set from T-239 to T+963 sec from recent telemetry downlinks,
we report further analysis of trigger #314975 (Immler, et al., GCN Circ. 7892).
Ground processing of the full data set does not show any significant emission.
There is a pair of cosmic ray shower events within the trigger time interval plus
a small ~3-sigma fluctuation in the 25-100 keV band.

The XRT did not detect any sources, down to a conservative 3-sigma upper limit
of 2.5x10^-3 count s^-1 (using 3.4 ks of data obtained between 2 and 15 hours
after the trigger).

Given no other indications within the data, we conclude that this trigger
was caused by these temporally coincident noise events and not due to
anything astrophysical.
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