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GCN Circular 14375

GRB 130408a: Skynet Optical Observations
2013-04-15T12:41:15Z (11 years ago)
Aaron LaCluyze at U.North Carolina <>
A. Trotter, N. Frank, A. LaCluyze, D. Reichart, J. Haislip, K. Ivarsen, J. 
Moore, H. T. Cromartie, R. Egger, A. Foster, M. Nysewander, A. Oza, E. 
Speckhard, and J. A. Crain report:

Skynet began observing the field of GRB130408A (Swift trigger 553132, GCN 
14361) in BVRI beginning ~93 minutes after the burst using four of the 
PROMPT telescopes located at CTIO in Chile. A fading source is detected at 
the enhanced position reported by the Swift-XRT team (GCN 14367.)

A preliminary light curve of the first two night's data from PROMPT can be 
found at:
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