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Title: The InterPlanetary Network Supplement to the Second Fermi GBM Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts

Abstract

InterPlanetary Network (IPN) data are presented for the gamma-ray bursts in the second Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) catalog. Of the 462 bursts in that catalog between 2010 July 12 and 2012 July 11, 428, or 93%, were observed by at least 1 other instrument in the 9-spacecraft IPN. Of the 428, the localizations of 165 could be improved by triangulation. For these bursts, triangulation gives one or more annuli whose half-widths vary between about 2.′3° and 16°, depending on the peak flux, fluence, time history, arrival direction, and the distance between the spacecraft. We compare the IPN localizations with the GBM 1 σ , 2 σ , and 3 σ error contours and find good agreement between them. The IPN 3 σ error boxes have areas between about 8 square arcminutes and 380 square degrees, and are an average of 2500 times smaller than the corresponding GBM 3 σ localizations. We identify four bursts in the IPN/GBM sample whose origins were given as “uncertain,” but may in fact be cosmic. This leads to an estimate of over 99% completeness for the GBM catalog.

Authors:
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  1. University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, 7 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States)
  2. Ioffe Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation)
  3. Vedeneeva 2-31, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
  4. University of Alabama in Huntsville, NSSTC, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States)
  5. Universities Space Research Association, NSSTC, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States)
  6. Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD 20723 (United States)
  7. University of Arizona, Department of Planetary Sciences, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)
  8. Space Research Institute, 84/32, Profsoyuznaya, Moscow 117997 (Russian Federation)
  9. Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, Postfach 1312, Garching, D-85748 (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22661217
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series; Journal Volume: 229; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CATALOGS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC PHOTONS; GAMMA RADIATION; INTERPLANETARY SPACE; MONITORS; SPACE VEHICLES

Citation Formats

Hurley, K., Aptekar, R. L., Golenetskii, S. V., Frederiks, D. D., Svinkin, D. S., Pal’shin, V. D., Briggs, M. S., Meegan, C., Connaughton, V., Goldsten, J., Boynton, W., Fellows, C., Harshman, K., Mitrofanov, I. G., Golovin, D. V., Kozyrev, A. S., Litvak, M. L., Sanin, A. B., Rau, A., Kienlin, A. von, E-mail: khurley@ssl.berkeley.edu, and and others. The InterPlanetary Network Supplement to the Second Fermi GBM Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/229/2/31.
Hurley, K., Aptekar, R. L., Golenetskii, S. V., Frederiks, D. D., Svinkin, D. S., Pal’shin, V. D., Briggs, M. S., Meegan, C., Connaughton, V., Goldsten, J., Boynton, W., Fellows, C., Harshman, K., Mitrofanov, I. G., Golovin, D. V., Kozyrev, A. S., Litvak, M. L., Sanin, A. B., Rau, A., Kienlin, A. von, E-mail: khurley@ssl.berkeley.edu, & and others. The InterPlanetary Network Supplement to the Second Fermi GBM Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts. United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/229/2/31.
Hurley, K., Aptekar, R. L., Golenetskii, S. V., Frederiks, D. D., Svinkin, D. S., Pal’shin, V. D., Briggs, M. S., Meegan, C., Connaughton, V., Goldsten, J., Boynton, W., Fellows, C., Harshman, K., Mitrofanov, I. G., Golovin, D. V., Kozyrev, A. S., Litvak, M. L., Sanin, A. B., Rau, A., Kienlin, A. von, E-mail: khurley@ssl.berkeley.edu, and and others. Sat . "The InterPlanetary Network Supplement to the Second Fermi GBM Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts". United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/229/2/31.
@article{osti_22661217,
title = {The InterPlanetary Network Supplement to the Second Fermi GBM Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts},
author = {Hurley, K. and Aptekar, R. L. and Golenetskii, S. V. and Frederiks, D. D. and Svinkin, D. S. and Pal’shin, V. D. and Briggs, M. S. and Meegan, C. and Connaughton, V. and Goldsten, J. and Boynton, W. and Fellows, C. and Harshman, K. and Mitrofanov, I. G. and Golovin, D. V. and Kozyrev, A. S. and Litvak, M. L. and Sanin, A. B. and Rau, A. and Kienlin, A. von, E-mail: khurley@ssl.berkeley.edu and and others},
abstractNote = {InterPlanetary Network (IPN) data are presented for the gamma-ray bursts in the second Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) catalog. Of the 462 bursts in that catalog between 2010 July 12 and 2012 July 11, 428, or 93%, were observed by at least 1 other instrument in the 9-spacecraft IPN. Of the 428, the localizations of 165 could be improved by triangulation. For these bursts, triangulation gives one or more annuli whose half-widths vary between about 2.′3° and 16°, depending on the peak flux, fluence, time history, arrival direction, and the distance between the spacecraft. We compare the IPN localizations with the GBM 1 σ , 2 σ , and 3 σ error contours and find good agreement between them. The IPN 3 σ error boxes have areas between about 8 square arcminutes and 380 square degrees, and are an average of 2500 times smaller than the corresponding GBM 3 σ localizations. We identify four bursts in the IPN/GBM sample whose origins were given as “uncertain,” but may in fact be cosmic. This leads to an estimate of over 99% completeness for the GBM catalog.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4365/229/2/31},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
number = 2,
volume = 229,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}