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GCN Circular 8377

GRB 081016: A long GRB discovered by INTEGRAL
2008-10-16T08:18:04Z (16 years ago)
Sandro Mereghetti at IASF/CNR <>
D.Gotz (CEA-Saclay), S.Mereghetti, A.Paizis (IASF-Milano), S. Soldi, 
V.Beckmann, M. Beck, M. Tuerler (ISDC, Versoix), and J. Borkowski (CAMK, 
Torun) on behalf of the IBAS Localization Team report:

A GRB lasting about 34 s has been detected by IBAS in IBIS/ISGRI data at 
06:51:31 UT of October 16. 

The coordinates (J2000) are:

RA = 255.5725 [degrees]
DEC= -23.3301 [degrees]

with an uncertainty of 1.5 arcmin (90% c.l.).

The burst is composed by two distinct peaks, and a preliminary spectral 
analysis gives a peak flux in the 20-200 keV range of about 2.4 
ph/cmsq/s (1-s integration time) and a fluence over the same energy range 
of about 1.8x10e-6 erg/cmsq. Due to data gaps caused by telemetry 
saturation these values should be considered as lower limits.

A plot of the light curve will be posted at

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