The updated spectral catalogue of INTEGRAL gamma-ray bursts
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2 Dipartimento di Fisica e Matematica, Università dell'Insubria, via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como, Italy
3 CEA-Saclay, DSM/Irfu/Service d'Astrophysique, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Accepted: 12 December 2008
We present a catalogue with the properties of all the bursts detected and localized by the IBIS instrument onboard the INTEGRAL satellite from November 2002 to September 2008. The sample is composed of 56 bursts, corresponding to a rate of ~0.8 GRB per month. Thanks to the performances of the INTEGRAL Burst Alert System, 50% of the IBIS GRBs have detected afterglows, while 5% have redshift measurements. A spectral analysis of the 43 bursts in the INTEGRAL public archive has been carried out using the most recent software and calibration, deriving an updated, homogeneous and accurate catalogue with the spectral features of the sample. When possible a time-resolved spectral analysis also has been carried out. The GRBs in the sample have 20–200 keV fluences in the range 5 10-8–2.5 10-4 erg cm-2, and peak fluxes in the range 0.11–56 ph cm-2 s-1. While most of the spectra are well fitted by a power law with photon index ~1.6, we found that 9 bursts are better described by a cut-off power law, resulting in Ep values in the range 35–190 keV. Altough these results are comparable to those obtained with BAT onboard Swift, there is marginal evidence that ISGRI detects dimmer bursts than Swift/BAT. Using the revised spectral parameters and an updated sky exposure map that also takes into account the effects of the GRB trigger efficiency, we strengthen the evidence for a spatial correlation with the super galactic plane of the faint bursts with long spectral lag.
Key words: gamma rays: bursts / methods: data analysis / catalogs
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