GRB sample statistics from a uniform, automatic analysis of XRT data

P. A. Evans, A. P. Beardmore, K. L. Page, J. P. Osborne, David Nelson Burrows, N. Gehrels

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Abstract

For every GRB detected by the XRT onboard Swift, a series of analysis scripts are automatically executed. These produce enhanced positions with errors as small as 1.4" (90% confidence), light curves, and spectra, which are immediately made available online at http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt-products. These products have been extensively verified by the XRT team, and are 'science-grade'; that is, they are generally as reliable as products generated manually by experts and can be used in scientific analysis. Our automated approach yields a uniformly derived set of products for all GRBs observed by Swift's XRT, allowing us to determine some sample statistics. We have also developed web-based versions of our software, available on-demand, to produce positions, light curves and spectra for any object observed by the XRT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium
Pages46-48
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2009
Event6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1133
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL
Period10/20/0810/23/08

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Evans, P. A., Beardmore, A. P., Page, K. L., Osborne, J. P., Burrows, D. N., & Gehrels, N. (2009). GRB sample statistics from a uniform, automatic analysis of XRT data. In Gamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium (pp. 46-48). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1133). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3155954
Evans, P. A. ; Beardmore, A. P. ; Page, K. L. ; Osborne, J. P. ; Burrows, David Nelson ; Gehrels, N. / GRB sample statistics from a uniform, automatic analysis of XRT data. Gamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium. 2009. pp. 46-48 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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