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Swift Trigger: 531003

Presumed name: GRB 120815A

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BAT 18h 15m 49.20s, -52° 08′ 02.4″
position:(273.955, -52.134 ± 180″)
XRT 18h 15m 50.15s, -52° 07′ 47.2″
position:(273.95896, -52.12978 ± 3.6″)
UVOT No position available.
Galactic NHI:8.55×1020 cm-2
Galactic E(B-V):NED unavailable
Best RA:18h 15m 50.15s= 273.95896 d
Best Dec:-52° 07′ 47.2″= -52.12978 d
Gal Lat:-15.99
Gal Long:342.05
Sun angle:124.53°, -8.6 hr East of Sun

1Sper #3 auto processing.

GCN Notices for this burst.

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Observability of this burst for Swift.

Sun angle for this burst.

UVOT data

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Blink images with DSS (link via GSFC)


SPER results page for this trigger.

Image of the SPER data

There are 6 SPER messages, and 1 objects have been found

See the SPER page for details of how this position was produced.

Known transients within 5′ of the GRB

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Offset (′′)RA DecDate reportedSource MiscQuery
0.0′′273.95896-52.12978GCN #13647GRB 120815A: Swift-XRT observationsVizier logo
5.8′′273.95758-52.13114GCN #13648GRB 120815A: GROND afterglow candidateVizier logo
6.2′′273.95808-52.13142GCN #13650GRB 120815A: Enhanced Swift-XRT positionVizier logo
17.5′′273.95500-52.13400GCN #13645GRB 120815A: Swift detection of a burstVizier logo
41.4′′273.97600-52.12500GCN #13652GRB 120815A: Swift-BAT refined analysisVizier logo
67.1′′273.98888-52.12656GCN #13646GRB 120815A: TAROT La Silla observatory optical observationsVizier logo

There are 12 matches in total. See the full table for details.

Catalogue Searches. Searched 3.33′ around XRT position

Click on the distance to view the full details (not available for sources from the SSS catalogue). Click on the column headers to sort the table on that column (click again to invert sort order).


RA*Dec*SIMBAD name Query

* RA/Dec in equinox J2000

X-ray sources

RA*Dec* Source table2Observatory Query

Queried the X-ray MASTER catalogue.

* RA/Dec in equinox J2000

1Energy band for count-rate is mission specific.


RA*Dec*Redshift CatalogueQuery
9.5273.9563-52.1318B2=19.8, I=17.2, R1=17.7, R2=17.6USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
11.5273.9597-52.1266I=17.6, R2=13.7USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
12.6273.9547-52.1275B2=18.0, I=16.1, R1=16.3, R2=16.1USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
14.8273.9590-52.1257B2=16.3, I=17.0, R2=15.9USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
15.8273.9590-52.1254B=19.4, R2=18.1SSSQuery vizier around this object
19.7273.9652-52.1259B2=19.9, I=18.1, R2=18.5USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
23.0273.9509-52.1338B=22.0SSSQuery vizier around this object
25.8273.9661-52.1354B=21.6, R2=19.8SSSQuery vizier around this object
29.1273.9461-52.1280I=18.3, R2=18.7USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
29.3273.9465-52.1270B2=19.8, I=18.3, R1=18.4, R2=18.7USNO-B1Query vizier around this object


There are 542 galaxies within the position error. The full list is here.

* RA/Dec in equinox J2000

Magnitudes depend on the catalogue. e.g. For Sloan, R is the Sloan r mag, not the Johnson R from APM, for example


RA*Dec* CatalogueQuery
9.8273.9564-52.1320h=15.9, j=16.1, k=15.32MASSQuery vizier around this object
11.6273.9585-52.1266h=11.9, j=12.5, k=11.82MASSQuery vizier around this object
11.9273.9584-52.1265B2=15.7, I=13.7, R1=13.9, R2=13.3USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
12.7273.9545-52.1275h=14.6, j=15.2, k=14.62MASSQuery vizier around this object
16.4273.9592-52.1252B2=17.8, I=16.7, R1=17.7, R2=16.5USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
17.2273.9592-52.1250h=15.8, j=16.8, k=15.62MASSQuery vizier around this object
26.1273.9588-52.1370B2=20.6, R2=20.5USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
28.3273.9715-52.1282B2=20.2, R2=19.6USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
29.4273.9716-52.1273B2=20.7, R2=20.3USNO-B1Query vizier around this object
32.8273.9718-52.1252B2=20.6, I=17.6, R1=18.6, R2=18.9USNO-B1Query vizier around this object

Queried USNO-B1, SDSS, 2MASS.

There are 440 stars within the position error. The full list is here.

* RA/Dec in equinox J2000

Magnitudes depend on the catalogue. e.g. For Sloan, R is the Sloan r mag, not the Johnson R from APM, for example.