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GCN Circular 10054

Subject
GRB091020 Swift/UVOT observations
Date
2009-10-21T11:18:58Z (15 years ago)
From
Samantha Oates at MSSL <sro@mssl.ucl.ac.uk>
S. R. Oates (MSSL-UCL) and J. L. Racusin (NASA/GSFC/ORAU) report on  
behalf of the Swift/UVOT team:

The Swift/UVOT began observerving the field of GRB 091020 89 s
after the BAT trigger (Racusin et al., GCN Circ. 10048). We detect the
optical afterglow in all filters at the refined UVOT position
RA, Dec 175.730, +50.97833, which is

     RA  (J2000)  11:42:55.20
     Dec (J2000)  50:58:42.0

with an estimated uncertainty of 0.5 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).
This position is consistent with the enhanced XRT position (Beardmore
et al., GCN 10050). The detection in the white, v, b and u filters and
the weak detection in the uvw1 filter is consistent with a redshift
z~1.7, which is consistent with redshift reported by NOT (Xu, et al.,  
GCN 10053).

Preliminary magnitudes and 3 sigma upper limits are reported below.

Filter    T_start(s) T_stop(s)  Exposure(s)   Mag  Err
------------------------------------------------------------------------
white       89        239        147          15.73 +/- 0.01
white       874       1024       147          17.27 +/- 0.03
v           799       819        19           16.40 +/- 0.15
b           1153      1173       19           17.27 +/- 0.15
u           707       727        19           17.06 +/- 0.16
uvw1        683       6929       490          20.29 +/- 0.35
uvm2        657       6723       490          > 20.29
uvw2        608       6314       303          > 20.27
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The above magnitudes are not corrected for the Galactic extinction
corresponding to a reddening of E_{B-V} = 0.02 mag (Schlegel et al.,
1998, ApJS, 500, 525).  The photometry is on the UVOT photometric system
described in Poole et al. (2008, MNRAS, 383,627).
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