Status Report

GRB 060124: Swift-BAT detection of a burst

By SpaceRef Editor
January 26, 2006
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GRB 060124: Swift-BAT detection of a burst

NUMBER: 4570
SUBJECT: GRB 060124: Swift-BAT detection of a burst
DATE: 06/01/24 16:27:17 GMT
FROM: David Burrows at PSU/Swift

S. T. Holland (GSFC/USRA), S. Barthelmy (GSFC), D. N. Burrows (PSU), N. Gehrels (GSFC), S. Hunsberger (PSU), J. Kennea (PSU), V. La Parola (INAF-IASF/Palermo), C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), K. Page (U Leicester), D. Palmer (LANL), and T. Sakamoto (GSFC) report on behalf of the Swift team:

At 15:54:52 UT, Swift-BAT triggered and located GRB 060124 (trigger=178750). The spacecraft slewed immediately. The BAT on-board calculated location is RA,Dec 77.043d,+69.709d {05h 08m 10s,+69d 42′ 33″} (J2000), with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, stat+sys). The BAT light curve shows an ~30-sec duration with at least two peaks. The peak count rate was ~1700 counts/sec (15-350 keV) at the trigger time.

XRT began observing the field at 15:56:38, 106 sec after the BAT trigger. No source was found by the onboard centroiding algorithm. The lightcurve has a hint of a fading source, but more data are needed in order to assess the presence of a source in the field.

No UVOT data are available at this time.

SpaceRef staff editor.