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GCN Circular 10521

GRB 100316A: optical observations in CrAO
2010-03-18T01:23:18Z (14 years ago)
Alexei Pozanenko at IKI, Moscow <>
V. Rumyantsev (CrAO), A. Pozanenko (IKI)  report on behalf of larger GRB 
follow-up collaboration:

We observed the field of the Swift GRB 100316A (Baumgartner  et al. GCN 
10484) with Shajn telescope of CrAO starting (UT) March 16  19:15   under 
descending weather conditions and mean seeing of  2 arcsec. No object is 
detected in enhanced XRT error circle (Evans, GCN 10490).

The upper limit of point like object in a stacked image based on USNO-B1.0 
star 1618-0120609 (J2000) RA= 16:48:06.44 Dec= +71:50:15.2  (assuming 
R2=15.25)  is following:

T0+      Filter,   Exposure, mag.
(mid, d)              (s)

0.7061   R       8x60    > 21.6

The non-detection is strongly support the object of R~20.5 reported in GCN 
10487 (Gorosabel et al) is the optical afterglow of GRB100316A.
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