TITLE: GCN CIRCULAR
NUMBER: 25092
SUBJECT: LIGO/Virgo S190718y: No counterpart candidates in INTEGRAL SPI-ACS prompt observation
DATE: 19/07/18 16:53:50 GMT
FROM: Maeve Doyle at U College Dublin, Ireland
Maeve Doyle (UCD, Ireland), Alexander Lutovinov (IKI, Russia)
V. Savchenko, C. Ferrigno (ISDC/UniGE, Switzerland)
J. Rodi (IAPS-Roma, Italy)
A. Coleiro (APC, France)
S. Mereghetti (INAF IASF-Milano, Italy)
on behalf of the INTEGRAL multi-messenger collaboration:
https://www.astro.unige.ch/cdci/integral-multimessenger-collaboration
Using INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS realtime data (following [1]) we have performed
a search for a prompt gamma-ray counterpart of S190718y (GCN 25087).
At the time of the event (2019-07-18 14:35:12 UTC, hereafter T0),
INTEGRAL was operating in nominal mode. The peak of the event
localization probability was at an angle of 30 deg with respect to the
spacecraft pointing axis. This orientation implies strongly suppressed
(19% of optimal) response of ISGRI, strongly suppressed (29% of
optimal) response of IBIS/Veto, and somewhat suppressed (55% o f
optimal) response of SPI-ACS.
The background within +/-300 seconds around the event was rather
stable (excess variance 1.2).
We have performed a search for any impulsive events in INTEGRAL SPI-
ACS (as described in [2]) data.
We do not detect any significant counterparts and estimate a 3-sigma
upper limit on the 75-2000 keV fluence of 2.8e-07 erg/cm^2 (within the
50% probability containement region of the source localization) for a
burst lasting less than 1 s with a characteristic short GRB spectrum
(an exponentially cut off power law with alpha=-0.5 and Ep=600 keV)
occurring at any time in the interval within 300 s around T0. For a
typical long GRB spectrum (Band function with alpha=-1, beta=-2.5, and
Ep=300 keV), the derived peak flux upper limit is ~2.5e-07 (9.4e-08)
erg/cm^2/s at 1 s (8 s) time scale in 75-2000 keV energy range.
For the mean reported distance 227.0 Mpc this corresponds to the limit
on the total isotropic equivalent energy in 1 s of 1.7e+48 erg for the
short GRB spectrum and for a long GRB spectrum isotropic equivalent
luminosity in 1 s (8 s) of 1.5e+48 erg/s (5.8e+47 erg/s)
All results quoted are preliminary.
This circular is an official product of the INTEGRAL Multi-Messenger
team.
[1] Savchenko et al. 2017, A&A 603, A46
[2] Savchenko et al. 2012, A&A 541A, 122S