INTERPLANETARY NETWORK DATA

 

Strictly speaking, "IPN DATA" means gamma-ray burst localization data which were obtained at least in part by triangulation. Data in this category include triangulated positions utilizing Ulysses, PVO, WATCH, BATSE, PHEBUS, SIGMA, Mars Observer, NEAR, Konus-Wind, BeppoSAX, RHESSI, INTEGRAL, Mars Odyssey, Swift, Suzaku, MESSENGER, and other data. References to the publications containing some of these data are:

Hurley, K., Laros, J., Brandt, S., Fenimore, E., Klebesadel, R., Terrell, J., Barat, C., Boer, M., Dezalay, J.-P., Sunyaev, R., Terekhov, O., Kuznetsov, A., Sazonov, S., Lund, N., Claret, A., Paul, J., and Castro-Tirado, A., Gamma-Ray Burst Arrival-Time Localizations: Simultaneous Observations by Ulysses, Pioneer Venus Orbiter, SIGMA, WATCH, and PHEBUS, Ap. J. 533, 884, 2000 (16 bursts, 1990-1992)

Hurley, K., Lund, N., Brandt, S., Barat, C., Cline, T., Sunyaev, R., Terekhov, O., Kuznetsov, A., Sazonov, S., and Castro-Tirado, A., The Ulysses Supplement to the GRANAT/WATCH Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 128, 549, 2000 (56 bursts, 1990-1994)

Laros, J., Hurley, K., Fenimore, E., Klebesadel, R., Briggs, M., Kouveliotou, C., McCollough, M., Fishman, J., Meegan, C., Cline, T., Boer, M., and Niel, M., Gamma-Ray Burst Arrival Time Localizations: Simultaneous Observations by Pioneer Venus Orbiter, Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, and Ulysses, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 118, 391, 1998 (37 bursts, 1991-1992)

Hurley, K., Briggs, M., Kippen, R., Kouveliotou, C., Meegan, C., Fishman, G., Cline, T., and Boer, M., The Ulysses Supplement to the BATSE 3B Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 120, 399, 1999 (218 bursts, 1991-1994)

K. Hurley, B. Stern, J. Kommers, T. Cline, E. Mazets, S. Golenetskii, J. Trombka, T. McClanahan, J. Goldsten, M. Feroci, F. Frontera, C. Guidorzi, E. Montanari, W. Lewin, C. Meegan, G. Fishman, C. Kouveliotou, S. Sinha, and S. Seetha, The Interplanetary Network Supplement to the BATSE Catalogs of Untriggered Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 156, 217, 2005 (211 bursts, 1991 - 2000)

Laros, J., Boynton, W., Hurley, K., Kouveliotou, C., McCollough, M., Fishman, G., Meegan, C., Palmer, D., Cline, T., Starr, R., Trombka, J., Boer, M., Niel, M. and Metzger, A., Gamma-Ray Burst Arrival Time Localizations: Simultaneous Observations by Mars Observer, Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, and Ulysses, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 110, 157, 1997 (9 bursts, 1992-1993)

Hurley, K., Briggs, M., Kippen, R. M., Kouveliotou, C., Meegan, C., Fishman, G., Cline, T., and Boer, M., The Ulysses Supplement to the BATSE 4Br Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts, Ap. J. Suppl. Ser. 122, 497, 1999 (147 bursts, 1994-1996)

Hurley, K., Briggs, M., Kippen, R., Kouveliotou, C., Fishman, G., Meegan, C., Cline, T., Trombka, J., McClanahan, T., Boynton, W., Starr, R., McNutt, R., and Boer, M., The Interplanetary Network Supplement to the Burst and Transient Source Experiment 5B Catalog of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 196, 1, 2011 (343 bursts, 1996-2000)

Hurley, K., Guidorzi, C., Frontera, F., Montanari, E., Rossi, F., Feroci, M., Mazets, E., Golenetskii, S., Frederiks, D., Pal’shin, V., Aptekar, R., Cline, T., Trombka, J., McClanahan, T., Starr, R., Atteia, J.-L., Barraud, C., Pelangeon, A., Boer, M., Vanderspek, R., Ricker, G., Mitrofanov,, Golovin, D., Kozyrev, A., Litvak, M., Sanin, A., Boynton, W., Fellows, C., Harshman, K., Goldsten, J., Gold, R., Smith, D., Wigger, C., and Hajdas, W., The Interplanetary Network Supplement to the BeppoSAX Gamma-Ray Burst Catalogs, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 191, 179, 2010 (475 bursts, 1996-2002)

Hurley, K., Atteia, J.-L., Barraud, C., Pelangeon, A., Boer, M., Vanderspek, R., Ricker, G., Mazets, E., Golenetskii, S., Frederiks, D., Pal’shin, V., Aptekar, R., Smith, D., Wigger, C., Hajdas, W., Rau, A., von Kienlin, A., Mitrofanov, I., Golovin, D., Kozyrev, A., Litvak, M., Sanin, A., Boynton, W., Fellows, C., Harshman, K., Barthelmy, S., Cline, T., Cummings, J., Gehrels, N., Krimm, H., Yamaoka, K., Fukazawa, Y., Hanabata, Y., Ohno, M., Takahashi, T., Tashiro, M., Terada, Y., Murakami, T., Makishima, K., Guidorzi, C., Frontera, F., Montanari, C., Rossi, F., Trombka, J., McClanahan, T., Starr, R., Goldsten, J., and Gold, R., The Interplanetary Network Supplement to the HETE-2 Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog, Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 197, 34, 2011 (226 bursts, 2002-2006)

The following catalogs are currently in preparation:

The IPN Supplement to the Suzaku Catalog of Gamma-Ray Bursts (~250 bursts, 2005-2008)

Catalog of Gamma-Ray Bursts Observed by NEAR in the Interplanetary Network (several hundred bursts, 1996-2001)

IPN localizations of Konus short gamma-ray bursts (296 bursts, 1995-2010)

 

However, for convenience, several other types of burst localization and/or time history data are included in this section. They include:

1. Data obtained by the WATCH experiment only (Sazonov et al., Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 129, 1, 1998),

2. BATSE-only data,

3. COMPTEL-only data (Kippen et al., ApJ 492, 246, 1998)

4. SIGMA-only data (Claret et al., Astron. Astrophys. 287, 824, 1994)

5. PHEBUS-only data (Tkachenko et al., Astron. Lett. 28(6), 353, 2002)

6. Konus data (Cline et al., AIP Conf. Proc. 662, 143, 2003; Mazets et al., ASP Conf. Proc. 312, 102, 2004 )

7. HETE data (Vanderspek et al., AIP Conf. Proc. 727, 57, 2004)

8. SAX data (Frontera, F., et al., Ap. J. Supp. Ser. 180, 192, 2009)

 

In these cases, the original references should be considered to contain the definitive data.

 

EXPLANATION OF THE DATA TABLE

 

The table contains localization data for ~7000 bursts in chronological order; it is in comma-separated variable format. This table is not complete; there are numerous gaps in it, which are being filled as time permits.  (Contact me if you want localization information for a burst which does not appear in this table.) 

Each line in the file contains all the known localization information for a burst. The format is: day, month, year, hours, minutes seconds, BATSE trigger #1, BATSE RA, BATSE Dec, BATSE Error Circle Radius2, RA of IPN annulus #1, Dec of IPN annulus #1, Radius of IPN annulus #1, Width of IPN annulus #13, RA of IPN annulus #2, Dec of IPN annulus #2, Radius of IPN annulus #2, Width of IPN annulus #2, RA of WATCH error circle, Dec of WATCH error circle, Radius of WATCH error circle, RA of COMPTEL error circle, Dec of COMPTEL error circle, Radius of COMPTEL error circle4, RA of EGRET error circle, Dec of EGRET error circle, radius of EGRET error circle, RA of PHEBUS error circle, Dec of PHEBUS error circle, Radius of PHEBUS error circle4, RA of SIGMA error circle, Dec of SIGMA error circle, Radius of SIGMA error circle4, RA of BeppoSAX error circle, Dec of BeppoSAX error circle, Radius of BeppoSAX error circle, RA of HETE error circle, Dec of HETE error circle, Radius of HETE error circle5, Konus ecliptic latitude16, Konus ecliptic latitude2, Planet blocking RA7, Planet Blocking Dec, Planet Blocking Radius, Other Localization RA8, Other Localization Dec, Other Localization R. All coordinates are J2000. Zeros indicate that there is no data for the event from the instrument in question.

1. A BATSE trigger # -1 or 0 indicates either that BATSE did not detect the event, or that it was detected as an untriggered burst.

2. The error circle radius follows the convention in the BATSE catalog. It represents only the statistical errors, which must be added in quadrature to the systematic error.

3. The 3 sigma IPN annulus is described by the two small circles on the celestial sphere whose radii are given by Radius of IPN annulus +/- Width of IPN annulus

4. These error regions generally have complex shapes. The radius given here is only an approximation to the true region.

5. Some HETE localizations are error boxes, not circles.  In these cases, the radius of the circumscribed circle is given.  Refer to the original GCN Circulars for details.  A HETE catalog is currently in preparation (Vanderspek et al. 2007)

6. The Konus-Wind experiment can locate most bursts to a band ~20 degrees wide in many cases; the ecliptic latitudes given here are roughly 3 sigma

7. Some burst arrival directions can be excluded because the spacecraft that observed them is in a low altitude orbit around a planet (such as the Earth or Mars)

8. Any other localization information is given here.  For example, when only two annuli are given for a four-spacecraft localization, there are two possible intersection points, but one of them is often ruled out by the fourth spacecraft.  The correct one is indicated by a circle here.

9. IPN error boxes often have complex shapes when all the constraints are taken into account (e.g. planet-blocking, ecliptic latitude, etc.).  A table of error box areas may be found here.

Parts of this list have been published, while other parts are in press, submitted, or about to be submitted. Also, please be aware that this list is constantly being updated and revised. You are urged to contact

to determine the current status of the list, and how these data should be cited.

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