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GCN Circular 8113

New Soft Gamma Repeater 0501+4516 was GRB 080822
2008-08-22T13:30:44Z (16 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), A. P. Beardmore (U Leicester),
D. N. Burrows (PSU), J. R. Cummings (NASA/UMBC),
N. Gehrels (NASA/GSFC), C. Guidorzi (INAF-OAB),
S. T. Holland (CRESST/USRA/GSFC), J. A. Kennea (PSU),
J. Mao (INAF-OAB), F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC), C. Pagani (PSU),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), M. Perri (ASDC), T. Sakamoto (NASA/UMBC),
T. N. Ukwatta (GSFC/GWU) and L. Vetere (PSU) report on behalf of the
Swift Team:

At 13:12:52 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located a second outburst from a new SGR source 0501+4516 (trigger=321177)
which was previously reported as GRB 080822 (Holland et al, GCN Circ 8112). 
Swift was already looking at this location from the trigger on this source
of ~30 min earlier.  The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 75.265, +45.272, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  05h 01m 04s
   Dec(J2000) = +45d 16' 20"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve shows a single spike
with a duration of less than 128 msec.  The peak count rate
was ~17000 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~0 sec after the trigger.
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