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GCN Circular 1132

GRB 970828: HST Observations of the Host Galaxy
2001-11-06T21:38:57Z (23 years ago)
Josh Bloom at CIT <>
GRB 970828: HST Observations of the Host Galaxy

J. S. Bloom, S. R. Kulkarni, T. J. Galama, D. A. Frail and S. G.
Djorgovski report on behalf the larger Caltech-NRAO-CARA GRB

"We observed the field of GRB 970828 (Remillard et al., IAUC 6726;
Murakami et al., IAUC 6732; Groot et al. 1998, ApJ, 493, 27) on 2001
August 16-18 UT using the WFPC F450W, F606W, F814W filters on the Hubble
Space Telescope.  The 3-component host system seen in deep Keck imaging
(Djorgovski et al. 2001, astro-ph/0107539, accepted) appears to be
spatially resolved, with no detected emission connecting the components.
However, given the signal-to-noise, we would be unable to detect
low-surface brightness features and cannot therefore make a strong claim
about the geometry of dust and stars in the system.

Astrometrically comparing the F606W images with the Keck localization, we
identify component "B" (from figure 3 of Djorgovski et al.) as the host
galaxy.  The offset location and uncertainty (which is large due to poor
astometric tie between radio and optical images) are the consistent with
that reported in Bloom, Kulkarni & Djorgovski (2001; astro-ph/0010176).

An image of the host may be found at:

The 3-sigma uncertainty contour of the OT position is shown in this
image as well as the galaxy component labels from Djorgovski et al."

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