Distribution Methods and Filtering Information by Notice Types


This table contains all the distribution format and filtering capabilities for all the Notice Types within GCN/TAN.
There is a row for each notice type.
The columns are grouped into 7 subsets of information:

The 4 left-most columns (NUMBER, NAME, STATUS, KIND) are the:

Num: the number of the notice type,

Type Name: the name of the notice type,

Status: indicates if this notice type is currently:
       ACTIVE (ie being produced),
       defunct (ie discontinued),
       never was (or will be) produced by the Instrument Team (ie an idea that never came to fruition), or
       in-work is currently being developed/implemented within GCN or the Mision/Instrument Team.
There are 2 variation on "ACTIVE": (a) "T-Only" which means it is not available to the public, only to the approrpriate Instrument Team, and (b) Private which means it is available to recipients who have been authorized by the originating Team.

Ext-vs-Int: is this notice type available to the world (External) or only used Internally within the GCN/TAN program;
(for this public webpage display, the Internal packet types have been surpressed).

The next column (P) indicates the "position content" of the notice:
       0:  No RA,Dec location information in this notice type,
       1:  the RA,Dec fields contain the location of a GRB or Transient,
       2:  the RA,Dec fields contain the bore-sight pointing location of the instrument/spacecraft.

The next 10 columns (Distibution Methods) show which distribution methods/formats are available for that Notice Type.
       S:  binary packet socket,
       x:  XML VOEvent packet socket,
       E:  full-format Email method,
       L:  full-format Email method (the format is the same as 'E', only the spawning of the email is handled differently),
       C:  Cellphone/pager format email method,
       s:  Shorter cellphone/pager format email method,
       s:  Subject-line-only Cellphone/pager format email method,
       s:  Subject-line-only Cellphone/pager HH:MM:SS DD:mm:ss format email method,
       X:  XML VOEevent email format/method.
       w:  webpage archive method (this is "pull on demand").
For these 10 columns, a '1' means that method/format is available for that Notice Type (a '0' means not available).

The next 6 columns (Type-specific Filters) show which Filtering functions are available for that Notice Type.
       T:  Trigger_ID: Is the source object for this trigger really what the Type name indicates.
       I:  Intensity: Is the intensity of the detection above the threshold. Caution, the units and dynamic range are very type-specific.
       S:  Significance (signal to noise ratio [sigma]).
       E:  Error (size of location uncertainty).
       D:  Delay (time since detection observation).
       C:  Confidence of the identification (eg how confidence are we that this BAT_POS trigger for a real GRB? or something else?").
For these 6 columns, a '1' means that filtering function is available for that Notice Type (a '0' means not available).
For more information on the filtering functions and capabilities, click here.

The next 7 columns (Attachments) show which attachment formats (if any) are available for each Notice Type.
       T:  Text (plain text).
       p:  PS.
       P:  PDF.
       G:  GIF.
       J:  JPEG.
       F:  FITS.
       X:  XML, VOevent format.

The column (SN) shows if Simbad/NED (SN) search notices are available for that Notice Type.
For this column, a '1' means that Simbad/NED search is available for that Notice Type (a '0' means not available).

The last column (MISC) lists miscelaneous extra information/comments on that Notice Type.

Mail questions/suggestions/corrections/complaints to Scott Barthelmy.

Distribution Methods & Formats and Filtering Functions
NUMBER, NAME, STATUS, KIND P Distribution Methods Type-spec Filters Attachments SN MISC
NumTYPE MACRO_NAME STATUS Ext vs Int P SxELCsssXw T I S E D C T p P G J F X SN COMMENTS
1GRB_COORDS defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 110110 0000001 0 BATSE Trigger coords (the first GCN Notice Type)
2TEST_COORDS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 Test coords
3IM_ALIVE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1100000000 000000 0000001 0 I'm alive socket packet every 60 sec
4KILL_SOCKET ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1100000000 000000 0000001 0 Kill a socket connection
11MAXBC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 110110 0000001 0 MAXC1/BC
21BRAD_COORDS defunct EXTERNAL 1 1100000010 000010 0000001 0 Special Test coords packet for BRADFORD
22GRB_FINAL defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 110110 0000001 0 Final BATSE coords
24HUNTS_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 0 Huntsville LOCBURST GRB coords (HitL)
25ALEXIS_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 ALEXIS Transient coords
26XTE_PCA_ALERT defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 XTE-PCA ToO Observation Scheduled
27XTE_PCA_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 XTE-PCA GRB coords
28XTE_ASM_ALERT never EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 XTE-ASM Alert
29XTE_ASM_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 XTE-ASM GRB coords
30COMPTEL_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 0000001 1 COMPTEL GRB coords
31IPN_RAW ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 IPN_RAW GRB annulus coords (position is center of Annulus)
32IPN_SEG defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111100 000010 0000001 0 IPN+POS GRB annulus seg (kind of a cheat to allow error filter)
33SAX_WFC_ALERT never EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 SAX-WFC Alert
34SAX_WFC_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 SAX-WFC GRB coords
35SAX_NFI_ALERT never EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 SAX-NFI Alert
36SAX_NFI_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 SAX-NFI GRB coords
37XTE_ASM_TRANS defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 1 XTE-ASM TRANSIENT coords
38spare38 ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 (spare; used for s/w development testing)
39IPN_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 1 IPN Position coords
40HETE_ALERT_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111101 001010 0000001 1 HETE Trigger Alert
41HETE_UPDATE_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111101 011110 0000001 1 HETE Update position (multiples)
42HETE_FINAL_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111101 011110 0000001 1 HETE Last/Final position
43HETE_GNDANA_SRC defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111101 011110 0000001 1 HETE position from Ground Analysis (HitL)
44HETE_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111100 010110 0000001 0 HETE TEST
NumTYPE MACRO_NAME STATUS Ext vs Int P SxELCsssXw T I S E D C T p P G J F X SN COMMENTS
45GRB_CNTRPART ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 GRB Counterpart coordinates
46SWIFT_TOO_FOM ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 SWIFT TOO-form of the FOM
47SWIFT_TOO_SC_SLEW ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 SWIFT TOO-form of the SC_SLEW
48DOW_TOD ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000000 0 Day-of-Week Time-of-Day end2end testing
50spare50 ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 0000000000 000000 0000000 0 (spare; not yet assigned)
51INTEGRAL_POINTDIR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 INTEGRAL Pointing Direction
52INTEGRAL_SPIACS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 011010 0000001 0 INTEGRAL SPIACS
53INTEGRAL_WAKEUP ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 INTEGRAL Wakeup
54INTEGRAL_REFINED ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 INTEGRAL Refined
55INTEGRAL_OFFLINE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 INTEGRAL Offline (HitL)
56INTEGRAL_WEAK ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 INTEGRAL Weak
57AAVSO in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000000 0 AAVSO
58MILAGRO_POS defunct EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011010 0000001 0 MILAGRO Position
59KONUS_LC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 KONUS Lightcurve
60SWIFT_BAT_GRB_ALERT ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 BAT ALERT. Never transmitted by the s/c.
61SWIFT_BAT_GRB_POS_ACK ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 111110 0000001 1 BAT GRB Position Acknowledge
62SWIFT_BAT_GRB_POS_NACK ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 BAT GRB Position NOT_Ack (pos not found).
63SWIFT_BAT_GRB_LC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 100010 1111111 0 BAT GRB Lightcurve
64SWIFT_BAT_SCALEDMAP T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0000011 0 BAT Scaled Map
65SWIFT_FOM_OBS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 100010 0000001 0 BAT FOM to Observe (FOM_2OBSAT)
66SWIFT_SC_SLEW ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 100010 0000001 0 BAT S/C to Slew (FOSC_2OBSAT)
67SWIFT_XRT_POSITION ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 XRT Position
68SWIFT_XRT_SPECTRUM T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 1111111 0 XRT Spectrum
69SWIFT_XRT_IMAGE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 0111111 0 XRT Image (aka postage stamp)
70SWIFT_XRT_LC T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 1111111 0 XRT Lightcurve (aka Prompt)
71SWIFT_XRT_CENTROID ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 XRT Centroid Error (Pos Nack)
72SWIFT_UVOT_DBURST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0111111 0 UVOT DarkBurst (aka Neighbor, aka GeNie)
73SWIFT_UVOT_FCHART ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0111111 0 UVOT Finding Chart
76SWIFT_BAT_GRB_LC_PROC in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 BAT GRB Lightcurve processed
77SWIFT_XRT_SPECTRUM_PROC T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 1101111 0 XRT Spectrum processed
78SWIFT_XRT_IMAGE_PROC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 0101111 0 XRT Image processed
79SWIFT_UVOT_DBURST_PROC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0111111 0 UVOT DarkBurst proc mesg (aka Neighbor)
80SWIFT_UVOT_FCHART_PROC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0111111 0 UVOT Finding Chart processed
81SWIFT_UVOT_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 UVOT Position
82SWIFT_BAT_GRB_POS_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 011110 0000001 0 BAT GRB Position Test
83SWIFT_POINTDIR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 Pointing Direction
84SWIFT_BAT_TRANS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 BAT Hard X-ray Transient coords
85SWIFT_XRT_THRESHPIX T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000011 0 XRT Thresholded-Pixel-list
86SWIFT_XRT_THRESHPIX_PROCT-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000011 0 XRT Thresholded-Pixel-list processed
87SWIFT_XRT_SPER T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0010011 0 XRT Single-Pixel-Event-Report
88SWIFT_XRT_SPER_PROC T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0010011 0 XRT Single-Pixel-Event-Report processed
89SWIFT_UVOT_POS_NACK ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 UVOT Position Nack (contains BATs/XRTs position)
NumTYPE MACRO_NAME STATUS Ext vs Int P SxELCsssXw T I S E D C T p P G J F X SN COMMENTS
90SWIFT_BAT_ALARM_SHORT T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
91SWIFT_BAT_ALARM_LONG T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
92SWIFT_UVOT_EMERGENCY T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
93SWIFT_XRT_EMERGENCY T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
94SWIFT_FOM_PPT_ARG_ERR T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
95SWIFT_FOM_SAFE_POINT T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
96SWIFT_FOM_SLEW_ABORT T-Only EXTERNAL 0 1111111110 000000 0000001 0 SWIFT Appendix_C non-public (Team Ops)
97SWIFT_BAT_QL_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 BAT Quick Look Position (1-6 sec sooner)
98SWIFT_BAT_SUB_THRESHOLD ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 BAT Sub-Threshold Position
99SWIFT_BAT_SLEW_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 BAT Burst/Trans Pos during slewing
100AGILE_GRB_WAKEUP ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 AGILE GRB Wake-Up Position
101AGILE_GRB_GROUND ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 AGILE GRB Prompt Position
102AGILE_GRB_REFINED ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 AGILE GRB Refined Position
103SWIFT_ACTUAL_POINTDIR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 Actual Pointing Direction
107AGILE_POINTDIR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 AGILE Pointing Direction
108AGILE_TRANS in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 AGILE Transient Position
109AGILE_GRB_POS_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 011110 0000001 0 AGILE GRB Position Test
110FERMI_GBM_ALERT ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 010010 0000001 0 GBM Alert
111FERMI_GBM_FLT_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011111 0000001 0 GBM Flight-calculated Position
112FERMI_GBM_GND_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 0 GBM Ground-calculated Position
113FERMI_GBM_LC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000000 0000001 0 GBM Lightcurve
114FERMI_GBM_GND_INTERNAL T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 GBM Gnd-calc Internal
115FERMI_GBM_FIN_POS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 0 GBM Final Position HitL or Offline
116FERMI_GBM_ALERT_INTERNAL T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 GBM Alert Internal
117FERMI_GBM_FLT_INTERNAL T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011111 0000001 0 GBM Flight-calculated Internal
118FERMI_GBM_TRANS in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011111 0000001 0 GBM Transient Position
119FERMI_GBM_POS_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 011110 0000001 0 GBM Position Test
120FERMI_LAT_POS_INI T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 011110 0000001 1 LAT Position Initial
121FERMI_LAT_POS_UPD ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 LAT Position Update
122FERMI_LAT_POS_DIAG T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 011110 0000001 1 LAT Position Diagnostic
123FERMI_LAT_TRANS in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 LAT Transient Position (previously unknown source)
124FERMI_LAT_POS_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 LAT Position Test (like UPD only)
125FERMI_LAT_MONITOR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 LAT Monitor (eg Blazar, AGN, etc)
126FERMI_SC_SLEW ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 Spacecraft Slew
127FERMI_LAT_GND ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 LAT Ground-analysis refined Pos
128FERMI_LAT_OFFLINE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 1 LAT Ground-analysis Trigger Pos, Offline
129FERMI_POINTDIR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 2 1111111110 000010 0000001 0 Pointing Direction
NumTYPE MACRO_NAME STATUS Ext vs Int P SxELCsssXw T I S E D C T p P G J F X SN COMMENTS
130SIMBADNED ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 0011000000 000110 0000000 0 SIMBAD/NED Search Results
131FERMI_GBM_SUBTHRESH ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 GBM ground-found (subthreshold) trigger
133SWIFT_BAT_MONITOR ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 0 Swift BAT Transient Monitor LC page event
134MAXI_UNKNOWN ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 MAXI previously Unknown source transient (GRBs or other x-ray trans)
135MAXI_KNOWN ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 1 MAXI previously Known source transient (already in some catalog)
136MAXI_TEST ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111110 010110 0000001 0 MAXI Test notice (for the Unknown type)
137OGLE in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010010 0000001 0 OGLE lensing event (Inten, yes; but not Signif)
138CBAT in_work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010010 0000000 0 CBAT
139MOA ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 0000000 0 MOA lensing event (turn off inten for now)
140SWIFT_BAT_SUBSUB ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 0 BAT SubSubThreshold trigger
141SWIFT_BAT_KNOWN_SRC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 011110 0000001 0 Known source detected in ach BAT image
142VOE_1.1_IM_ALIVE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1100000000 000000 0000001 0 I'm alive socket packet sent every 60 sec
143VOE_2.0_IM_ALIVE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1100000000 000000 0000001 0 I'm alive socket packet sent every 60 sec
144FERMI_SC_SLEW_INTERNAL T-Only EXTERNAL 2 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 Spacecraft Slew Internal
145COINCIDENCE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 0000001 0 Temporal/Spatial coinc between mission-instruments
146FERMI_GBM_FIN_INTERNAL T-Only EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 010110 0000001 0 GBM Final Position Internal
148SUZAKU_LC defunct EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 SUZAKU-WAM Lightcurve
149SNEWS ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 0000000 0 SNEWS Positions
150LVC_PRELIM Private EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo trigger alert (no position information)
151LVC_INITIAL Private EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo initial position (skymap)
152LVC_UPDATE Private EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo updates position (skymap)
153LVC_TEST in-work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo test position (skymap)
154LVC_CNTRPART Private EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 0000001 0 LVC multi-messenger Counterpart coordinates
157AMON_ICECUBE_COINC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 1111101 0 AMON ICECUBE temporal/spatial coincidence events
158AMON_ICECUBE_HESE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 1111101 0 AMON ICECUBE High Energy Single (neutrino) Event
160CALET_GBM_FLT_LC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 CALET-GBM Flight-produced Lightcurve
161CALET_GBM_GND_LC ACTIVE EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 CALET-GBM Ground-produced Lightcurve
162LVC_SUPER_PRELIM in-work EXTERNAL 0 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo trigger alert (position information)
163LVC_SUPER_INITIAL in-work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo initial position (skymap)
163LVC_SUPER_UPDATE in-work EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000010 1111101 0 LIGO/Virgo updates position (skymap)
169GWHEN_COINC Private EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 1111101 0 Coincidence between LVC and ICECUBE High Energy Neutrino event
169AMON_ICECUBE_EHE ACTIVE EXTERNAL 1 1111111111 000110 1111101 0 AMON ICECUBE Extreme High Energy (neutrino) event
NumTYPE MACRO_NAME STATUS Ext vs Int P SxELCsssXw T I S E D C T p P G J F X SN COMMENTS
NUMBER, NAME, STATUS, KIND P Distribution Methods Type-spec Filters Attachments SN MISC

Table Notes:
1) The word "processed" or "PROC" indicates that this notice type is the ground-processed value-added form of the base notice type.
Example: "SWIFT_UVOT_DARKBURST" and "SWIFT_UVOT_DARKBURST_PROC", type_numbers 72 and 79, respectively.


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