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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 571-572

IBAS, the INTEGRAL Burst Alert System

A status report

B. Kretschmar1 - S. Mereghetti2 - D. Jennings1 - A. Pellizzoni2 - A. Robert1,3 - R. Walter1,4 - T.J.-L. Courvoisier1,4 - H. Pedersen5

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1 - INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, CH-1290 Versoix, Switzerland
2 - Istituto di Fisica Cosmica "G. Occhialini'', Milano, Italy
3 - IFIC, Valencia, Spain
4 - Geneva Observatory, CH-1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
5 - CUO, Copenhagen, Denmark

Received December 29, 1998; accepted April 21, 1999


We report on the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) BURST ALERT SYSTEM, designed to automatically distribute GRB positions as measured with INTEGRAL within tens of seconds after the burst.

Key words: gamma-rays: bursts -- gamma-rays: observations -- instrumentation: miscellaneous

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