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J/A+A/498/399       GRB observed with RHESSI satellite       (Ripa+, 2009)

Search for gamma-ray burst classes with the RHESSI satellite. Ripa J., Meszaros A., Wigger C., Huja D., Hudec R., Hajdas W. <Astron. Astrophys., 498, 399-406 (2009)> =2009A&A...498..399R
ADC_Keywords: Gamma rays Keywords: gamma rays: bursts Abstract: We study a sample of 427 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), measured by the RHESSI satellite, statistically with respect to duration and hardness ratio. Standard statistical tests were used, such as chi2, F-test, and the maximum likelihood ratio test, to compare the number of GRB groups in the RHESSI database with that of the BATSE database. Description: The Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) is a NASA Small Explorer satellite designed to study hard X-rays and gamma-rays from solar flares (Lin et al., 2002, Sol. Phys., 210, 3). We used the RHESSI GRB Catalog (Wigger et al., 2008, http://grb.web.psi.ch) and the Cosmic Burst List (Hurley, 2008, http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/ipn3/masterli.html ) to detect 487 GRBs in the RHESSI data between 2002 February 14 and 2008 April 25. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table7.dat 60 427 The RHESSI GRB data set
See also: http://grb.web.psi.ch : RHESSI and Gamma Ray Bursts Home Page http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/ipn3/masterli.txt : Cosmic burst list Byte-by-byte Description of file: table7.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- GRB GRB name which correspond to date 7 A1 --- m_GRB [ABC] Internal multiplicity code (1) 9- 10 I2 h Time.h GRB peak time, hours (UTC) 12- 13 I2 min Time.m GRB peak time, minutes (UTC) 15- 20 F6.3 s Time.s GRB peak time, seconds (UTC) 22- 28 E7.3 s T90 T_90_ duration (2) 30- 36 E7.3 s e_T90 rms uncertainty on T90 38- 43 E6.2 s dtres Time resolution of derived light curve 45- 52 E8.4 --- HR Hardness ratio (3) 54- 60 E7.3 --- e_HR rms uncertainty on logHR
Note (1): The letters after GRB names are internal and do not have to be in accordance with e.g. GCN GRB names. Note (2): Time interval during which the cumulative counts increase from 5% to 95% above background. Note (3): The hardness ratio is defined to be the ratio of two fluences F in two different energy bands integrated over the time interval T90. For the RHESSI data set, we used the energy bands (25-120)keV and (120-1500)keV, i.e., HR=F(120-1500)/F(25-120). The published table caption indicates "log H" but the hardnesses cannot be expressed in a log scale.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 15-Jun-2009
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