ASTROSAT CZT IMAGER OBSERVATIONS OF GRB 151006A: TIMING, SPECTROSCOPY, AND POLARIZATION STUDY

@inproceedings{Rao2016ASTROSATCI,
  title={ASTROSAT CZT IMAGER OBSERVATIONS OF GRB 151006A: TIMING, SPECTROSCOPY, AND POLARIZATION STUDY},
  author={A. R. Rao and Vikas Chand and M. K. Hingar and Shabnam Iyyani and Rakesh Khanna and A. P. K. Kutty and J. P. Malkar and Dobrescu Paul and Varun B. Bhalerao and Debarati Bhattacharya and Gulab Chand Dewangan and Pramod S. Pawar and Amol M. Vibhute and Tanmoy Chattopadhyay and N.P.S. Mithun and Santosh V. Vadawale and Nilkanth D. Vagshette and Rupal Basak and P. Pradeep and Essy Samuel and Sruthi Sreekumar and Prakash Vinod and K. H. Navalgund and Rajesh Pandiyan and K. S. Sarma and S. Seetha and K. Subbarao},
  year={2016}
}
AstroSat is a multi-wavelength satellite launched on 2015 September 28. The CZT Imager of AstroSat on its very first day of operation detected a long duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) namely GRB 151006A. Using the off-axis imaging and spectral response of the instrument, we demonstrate that CZT Imager can localise this GRB correct to about a few degrees and it can provide, in conjunction with Swift, spectral parameters similar to that obtained from Fermi/GBM. Hence CZT Imager would be a useful… CONTINUE READING