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GCN Circular 9682

Konus-Wind observations of short/hard GRB 090715A
2009-07-16T17:34:07Z (15 years ago)
Dmitry Frederiks at Ioffe Institute <>
S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks, E. Mazets, V. Pal'shin,
P. Oleynik, M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, and T. Cline
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The short hard GRB 090715A (Swift trigger=357498:
Racusin et al., GCN 9666; Baumgartner et al., 9680)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=62736.657 s UT (17:25:36.657).

The burst had a duration of ~0.32 s.
The Konus-Wind light curves of this GRB are available at

As observed by Konus-Wind the burst had
a fluence of 3.5(-1.5,+2.1)x10-6 erg/cm2, and
a 16-ms peak flux measured from T0+0.016 s
of 2.0(-0.8,+1.2)x10-5 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The time-integrated spectrum of the burst
(from T0 to T0+0.128 s) is well fitted (in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range)
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with alpha = -1.13(-0.25,+0.42),
and Ep = 1658(-1010,+3957)keV (chi2 = 8.9/13 dof).

Fitting by GRB (Band) model yields:
the low-energy photon index alpha = -0.90(-0.45,+1.2),
the high energy photon index beta < -1.5,
the peak energy Ep = 738(-614,+3775) keV (chi2 = 8.2/12 dof).

The emission is clearly seen up to 7 MeV.

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