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GCN Circular 13677

Subject
GRB 120815A: MASTER-ICATE observations
Date
2012-08-18T15:44:50Z (12 years ago)
From
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <gcncirc@observ.inetcomm.ru>
H. Levato and C. Saffe
Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas, de la Tierra y del Espacio (ICATE)

C. Mallamaci, C. Lopez and F. Podest
Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar (OAFA)

E. Gorbovskoy, V. Lipunov,  V. Kornilov, D. Denisenko, A. Kuznetsov,
D. Kuvshinov, A. Belinski, N. Tyurina, N. Shatskiy, P. Balanutsa, D. 
Zimnukhov,
V.V. Chazov
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Sternberg Astronomical Institute

A. Tlatov, A.V. Parhomenko, D. Dormidontov, V. Sennik
Kislovodsk Solar Station of the Pulkovo Observatory

K. Ivanov, S. Yazev, N.M. Budnev, O. Gres, O. Chuvalaev, V.A. Poleshchuk
Irkutsk State University

V. Yurkov, Yu. Sergienko, D. Varda, E. Sinyakov
Blagoveschensk Educational State University, Blagoveschensk

V. Krushinski, I. Zalozhnich,  A. Popov, A. Bourdanov, A. Punanova
Ural Federal University


MASTER-ICATE robotic very wide field cameras (FOV=2x384 square degrees, 
D=72mm,
f/1.2, 1 pix = 22 arcsec, http://observ.pereplet.ru) located in Argentina
(Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar, http://93.180.27.230:8080/) were
pointed to the GRB120815A (C. Pagani, GCN 13645) 37 s after notice
time and 60 s after GRB time at 2012-08-15 02:13:58 UT. We haven`t found 
optical transient  within
SWIFT error-box  our first (5 s exposure) set. The 5-sigma upper limit has 
been about 12.0 mag
The 5-sigma upper limit on coadd first 30 images is about 13.0 mag.

Our cameras are continuously imaging the sky with 5 sec exposures.

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