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GCN Circular 13832

Swift Trigger 535026: ROTSE-III Optical Limits
2012-10-01T19:02:26Z (12 years ago)
Weikang Zheng at U.of Michigan <>
W. Zheng (U Mich), T. Guver (Sabanci U), report on behalf of the ROTSE

ROTSE-IIId, located at the Turkish National Observatory at Bakirlitepe,
Turkey, responded to Swift trigger 535026 (D'Elia et al., GCN 13831),
producing images beginning 8.0 s after the GCN notice time. An automated
response took the first image at 18:24:26.0 UT, 83.7 s after the burst,
under fair conditions. These observations were affected by proximity to
the full moon. We took 10 5-sec, and 20 20-sec exposures. These
unfiltered images are calibrated relative to USNO A2.0 (R). Imaging is
on going.

Comparison to the DSS (second epoch) reveals no new sources within the
3-sigma Swift/BAT error circle or the XRT error circle. Individual
images have limiting magnitudes ranging from 14.4-15.4; we set the
following specific limits.

start UT       end UT      t_exp(s)   mlim   t_start-tGRB(s)  Coadd?
18:24:26.0   18:24:31.0         5     14.4           83.7       N
18:24:39.5   18:24:44.5         5     14.4           97.2       N
18:24:53.0   18:24:58.0         5     14.7          110.8       N
18:24:26.0   18:26:32.4        50     15.6           83.7       Y
18:26:41.1   18:27:01.1        20     15.2          218.8       N
18:27:09.6   18:27:29.6        20     15.3          247.2       N
18:27:38.1   18:27:58.1        20     15.3          275.8       N

[GCN OPS NOTE(24dec12): Per author's request, the "12831" was changed
to "13831".]
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