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Swift-XRT GRB Catalogue results for GRB 090429A

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Summary Information

RA:06h 02m 13.31sLC breaks:0
Dec:-52° 23′ 14.2′′LC type:No breaks
Err:3.1′′NH,intr.:1.73×1021 cm-2
Gal long:260.210°RedshiftUnknown
Gal lat:-28.487°Γ2.1
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If you use any of these data, please cite Evans et al. (2009), which describes how these products were created (see the usage policy for more information).

Light curve

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This light curve comes from the light curve repository (if you use it, please cite Evans et al [2007, 2009]. Flares, marked by cross-hatched regions, are identified automatically, but may have been manually corrected. These are excluded from the fit. Any power-law breaks added to the fit must be required at the 3-σ level (according to an f-test) to be included in the best-fit. Details of all fits attempted are given below the plot. For more information see the light curve fitting documentation.

Fitted light curve of GRB 090429A

Fit Details

Nbreaksχ2dofCommentsImage
044.237Image of this fit
139.635Break significance <4-σ
(14.10 % probability of chance improvement)
Image of this fit
232.833Break significance <4-σ
(3.84 % probability of chance improvement)
Image of this fit

There are 2 flares excluded from the fit:

  • 79.0—137 s
  • 155—207 s

The best-fitting light curve has 0 breaks.

Click on the number of breaks in the table to the right to change which fit is plotted above and detailed below.

Currently showing the best fit.

α11.202 (+0.022, -0.020)
Flux11hr6.13e-13 erg cm-2 s-1

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Spectra

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Since there are no breaks in the light curve, only the time-averaged spectra are shown below. Times of flaring have not been removed, however this makes little difference to most spectra (see Fig 7/8c of Evans et al. 2009). For more information see the time-resolved spectroscopy documentation.

Time-averaged spectrum (T0 + 64 to 256 s)

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WT mode spectrum of GRB 090429A

WT mode. Mean photon arrival: T0+134 s

NH (Galactic)5.14 × 1020 cm-2
NH (intrinsic)1.73 (+0.24, -0.23) × 1021 cm-2
z of absorber0
Photon index2.14 (+0.08, -0.07)
Flux (0.3-10 keV)
(Observed)
8.6 (+0.3, -0.3) × 10-10 erg cm-2 s-1
Flux (0.3-10 keV)
(Unabsorbed)
1.29 (+0.04, -0.04) × 10-9 erg cm-2 s-1
Counts to flux (obs)3.25 × 10-11 erg cm-2 ct-1
Counts to flux (unabs)4.86 × 10-11 erg cm-2 ct-1
W-stat (dof)
What's this?
527.31 (562)
Spectrum exposure191 s


Comparison with other bursts

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Parameter distributions

The plots below show the probability density functions of the temporal and time-averaged spectral parameters for all GRBs, with the data for GRB 090429A shown on in colour. Click the images for larger versions.

For all plots, the solid vertical lines mark the values for this GRB, and the dashed lines the 1-σ uncertainties. For α and Tb, the colour changes for each phase. For the spectral parameters, the WT fits are shown in blue and the PC in red. These figures correspond to Figs. 5,6, 7a and 8a of Evans et al. (2009). See the PDF documentation for more information.

Temporal indicesBreak TimesNHSpectral indices
Comparison of decay indices Comparison of light curve break times Comparison of intrinsic column densities Comparison of spectral energy indices

Closure Relationships

The plots below show (α, β) scatter plots for each phase of all No breaks light curves. GRB 090429A is shown in colour; where multiple points appear in a given phase (e.g. WT and PC mode spectra for that phase), the different colours refer to different spectra. α and β are the temporal and spectral energy power-law indices respectively. The shaded regions mark those allowed by the standard closure relationships. These figures correspond to Fig. 10 of Evans et al. (2009). See the closure relationship documentation for more information.

No break
Comparison of nobreak closures

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