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GCN Circular 8863

Subject
Konus-Wind observation of bright burst from AXP/SGR 1E1547.0-5408 on January 29
Date
2009-01-30T15:08:43Z (15 years ago)
From
Valentin Pal'shin at Ioffe Inst <val@mail.ioffe.ru>
S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, E. Mazets, V. Pal'shin, D. Frederiks, P.
Oleynik, M. Ulanov and T. Cline, on behalf of the Konus-Wind team,
report:

A very bright burst from the AXP/SGR 1E1547.0-5408 triggered Konus-Wind 
at 2009-01-29 T0=33427.224 s UT (09:17:07.224). This burst was localized 
by Fermi/GBM (trigger 254913432).

Preliminary estimations yields a burst fluence of ~5.1x10^-5 erg/cm2,
a peak flux on 2ms time scale of ~7.8x10^-4 erg/cm2/s (both in the 
20-300 keV), and Ep ~95 keV for the time-integrated spectrum.

So, it is the second burst in brightness detected by Konus-Wind from 
this AXP/SGR after the very bright burst 090125 (Golenetskii et al., GCN 
8851, 8858).

First two spectra of the burst (accumulated from T0 to T0+0.064s and 
from T0+0.064s to T0+0.128s) suffers from saturation and pileup effects 
and can not be accurately analyzed by the standard tools. The spectrum 
of the less intense part of the burst (accumulated from T0+0.128s to 
T0+0.256s) is well fitted (in the 20-1000 keV range)
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with alpha = -0.99(-0.39, +0.45),
and Ep = 43.7 (-7.7, +5.2) keV (chi2 = 25.4/19 dof).
Since the alpha is ~-1, this spectrum can be also well fitted by OTTB 
model with kT = 43.7(-3.7, +4.0) keV (chi2 = 25.4/20).
There is a sign of high energy tail in the spectrum, so fitting by GRB 
model yields slightly better chi2 and:
the low-energy photon index is alpha = -0.39(-0.73, +0.34),
the high energy photon index beta = -3.65(-0.74, +0.34),
the peak energy Ep = 45.6(-4.6, 3.6) keV (chi2 = 21.1/18 dof).

All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.

The Konus-Wind light curve of this burst (affected by pileup in the most 
intense part) is available at http://www.ioffe.ru/LEA/SGRs/090129_T33427/

Another burst from the AXP/SGR 1E1547.0-5408 triggered Konus-Wind at 
2009-01-29 T0=50794.800 s UT (14:06:34.800). This burst was imaged by 
IBIS/ISGRI and also observed by Fermi/GBM (trigger 254930799).
As observed by Konus-Wind it had a fluence of ~8.4x10^-7 erg/cm2 and a 
peak flux on 4ms time scale of ~2.8x10^-5 erg/cm2/s (both in the 20-200 
keV range).
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