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GCN Circular 14875

Subject
GRB 130612A: Liverpool Telescope Afterglow detection
Date
2013-06-12T03:58:00Z (11 years ago)
From
Andrea Melandri at INAF-OAB <andrea.melandri@brera.inaf.it>
A. Melandri (INAF-OAB), C.G. Mundell (LJMU) and A. Gomboc (U.  
Ljubljana) )report:

The 2-m Liverpool Telescope robotically followed up GRB130612A (Swift  
trigger 557976, Racusin et al., GCN 14874) ~16  min after the GRB  
trigger time observing with SLOAN-gri filters.

The automatic LT-TRAP procedure detected an uncatalogued fading source  
candidate at:

RA = 17:19:10.57
Dec = +16:43:11.6    (J2000)

with magnitude R~18.9 mag (vs USNOB1) ~16 min after the burst  
trigger.  The object is clearly fading in all filters.

Observations and analysis are ongoing.
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