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Apr 11, 2021GRB 210410A: AGILE/MCAL analysis

New GCN issued: GCN #29798 (A. Ursi et al.).

Apr 10, 2021GRB 210410A: AGILE detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #29782 (A. Ursi et al.).

The AGILE satellite detected the long burst GRB 210410A that triggered the automatic AGILE Mini-CALorimeter (MCAL) GRB alert Notice (trigger id 545100796).

For more information about automatic AGILE MCAL ALERT notices, please see: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/agile_mcal.html

Feb 08, 2021GRB 210207B: AGILE observations

New GCN issued: GCN #29428 (A. Ursi et al.).

Feb 05, 2021GRB 210205B: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #29404 (A. Ursi et al.).

Feb 03, 2021GRB 210202A: AGILE/MCAL detection

New GCN issued: GCN #29389 (A. Ursi et al.).

Jan 12, 2021GRB 210112A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #29293 (A. Ursi et al.).

Dec 27, 2020GRB 201227A: AGILE detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #29179 (A. Ursi et al.).

Dec 09, 2020GRB 201207A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #29010 (A. Ursi et al.).

Dec 01, 2020AGILE detection of the bright M-class solar flare of November 29, 2020

FThe AGILE satellite detected the remarkable X-ray emission associated to the medium-strength flare (class M4.4) at UT 2020-11-29 13:18:00. This is the strongest solar flare of the new solar cycle 25 thus far. See AGILE details and light curves in the published ATel #14236.

New ATel issued: ATel #14236 (A. Ursi et al.).

Nov 14, 2020AGILE detection of C-class solar flares at the beginning of the new solar cycle 25

From October 27 to November 12, 2020 the AGILE Anti-Coincidence scientific ratemeters oriented toward the Sun (AC Lat4; 80-200 keV) detected about 45 intense X-ray emissions from C-class solar flares. See details and light curves in the published ATel #14172.

New ATel issued: ATel #14172 (A. Ursi et al.).

Nov 04, 2020Released the Second Announcement of Opportunity for the CHEOPS Guest Observers programme

The Second Announcement of Opportunity (AO-2) for the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme has been released on November 4 2020 and it will be closed on December 1 2020 (13:00 CET/12:00 GMT). It solicits proposals for observations covering the period from March 26 2021 to March 25 2022.
The ESA invitation from the ESA Director of Science and the main ESA website are the following:

Nov 4, 2020GRB 201103B: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28831 (A. Ursi et al.).

Nov 4, 2020GRB 201104A: AGILE/MCAL detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28829 (A. Ursi et al.).

Oct 21, 2020GRB 201020B: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28714 (A. Ursi et al.).

Oct 12, 2020Fermi trigger No 624139481: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28605 (A. Ursi et al.).

Oct 09, 2020GRB 201009A: AGILE detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #28588 (A. Ursi et al.).

Sep 21, 2020GRB 200920B: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #28464 (A. Ursi et al.).

Sep 15, 2020GRB 200914A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28426 (A. Ursi et al.).

Sep 07, 2020GRB 200907A: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst

New GCN issued: GCN #28378 (A. Ursi et al.).

Sep 03, 2020AGILE detection of a burst (AGILE trigger no. 526185273)

New GCN issued: GCN #28356 (A. Ursi et al.).

Aug 29, 2020GRB 200829A: AGILE/MCAL detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28314 (A. Ursi et al.).

Aug 26, 2020GRB 200826A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28289 (C. Pittori et al.).

Aug 09, 2020GRB 200808A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28235 (A. Ursi et al.).

Jul 17, 2020GRB 200716C: AGILE/MCAL detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28133 (A. Ursi et al.).

Jul 16, 2020GRB 200716A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28116 (A. Ursi et al.).

Jul 15, 2020GRB 200714E: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #28105 (A. Ursi et al.).

June 19, 2020GRB 200619A: AGILE detection

New GCN issued: GCN #27991 (A. Ursi et al.).

June 5, 2020New AGILE Public Data now available up to March 31, 2020.

We are pleased to announce the publication of new AGILE gamma-ray data up to March 31, 2020.

The new public AGILE archive now contains all data from December 1, 2007 up to March 31, 2020, i.e. from Observation Block (OB) 4900, start of Cycle-1 up to OB 34000 of the on-going Cycle-13. AGILE-GRID event files (EVT) and spacecraft auxiliary (LOG) files are available from the SSDC Multimission Archive (MMIA) webpage for the AGILE Mission.

Since October 2015 all AGILE-GRID data are published as soon as they are processed and validated. To produce your own maps and run likelihood tasks please download and install the new public AGILE software available here, and follow the User Manual included. The AGILE public scientific software package AGILE_SW_6.0, adapted from the AGILE Science Tools (TAGNAME = BUILD25), was published on Apr 18, 2019. It includes updated scientific software and calibrations, an updated model for the Galactic diffuse gamma-ray emission, a refined procedure for point-like source detection, and the search for extended gamma-ray sources.

For an easy on-line AGILE data analysis, the interested user may also query the entire public AGILE level 3 (LV3) archive through the AGILE-LV3 data analysis tool. The AGILE-LV3 tool is meant to be easily comprehensible, and it does not require any install-on-premises software or calibrations. The underlying AGILE software and calibrations will be updated also in the AGILE-LV3 Tool in the next few months.

NOTE on COVID-19 related changes to operations:
reduced operations at the ASI Malindi ground station because of temporary COVID-19 precautions. Limited telemetry since April 1, 2020 (from OB 34100), only AGILE-MCAL and instrument ratemeters are on since April 16, 2020. All AGILE payload functions are nominal.

May 21, 2020GRB 200521A: AGILE/MCAL and ratemeters detection

New GCN issued: GCN #27776 (F. Verrecchia et al.).

The AGILE satellite detected the short burst GRB 200521A that triggered the automatic AGILE Mini-CALorimeter (MCAL) GRB alert Notice (trigger ID 517148200).

GCN/AGILE-MCAL ALERT NOTICE SIGN-UP: to sign up for the AGILE_MCAL_ALERT type, just send an email (especially with your SITE_NAME) to sbarthel@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov saying you want this AGILE-MCAL ALERT notice type added to your configuration.

For more information about automatic AGILE MCAL ALERT notices, please see: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/agile_mcal.html

May 12, 2020AGILE detection of a burst from SGR 1935+2154 on May 10, 2020

New GCN issued: GCN #27727 (F. Verrecchia et al.).

May 04, 2020AGILE detection of a short and hard X-ray burst possibly related to SGR 1935+2154

New GCN issued: GCN #27687 (A. Ursi et al.).

The AGILE satellite detected a short hard X-ray burst at T0 = 2020-05-03 23:25:13.50 (UT) compatible with a source at the position of SGR 1935+2154. The event is visible in the scientific ratemeters of the SuperAGILE (SA; 20-60 keV) detector and of the Anti-Coincidence (AC, 50-200 keV). The SA and AC ratemeters light curves can be found here.

May 03, 2020GRB 200503A: AGILE observations

New GCN issued: GCN #27685 (A. Ursi et al.).

May 03, 2020GRB 200502A: AGILE observations

New GCN issued: GCN #27684 (A. Ursi et al.).