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GCN Circular 15655

GRB 140102A: Early optical observations from Nanshan
2014-01-03T00:07:27Z (10 years ago)
Dong Xu at DARK/NBI <>
D. Xu (DARK/NBI), X. Zhang, C.-H. Bai, H.-B. Niu, A. Esamdin, L. Ma
(XAO) report:

We observed the field of GRB 140102A (Hagen et al., GCN 15653) using
the 1m telescope located on Mt. Nanshan, Xinjiang, China, equipped
with a 1.2x1.2 deg^2 CCD camera. Observations started at 21:27:51 UT
on 2014-01-02 (i.e., 614s after the BAT trigger). All frames are in R

We find a decaying afterglow at the UVOT position, beginning with
R~16.3 mag at a mean time of 674s post-burst. The afterglow is
decaying roughly as F(t) ~ t^-1 up to ~7000s post-burst, possibly with
fluctuations in between. Observations are ongoing.

Photometry is calibrated with nearby stars: SDSS J140740.98+011949.8
and SDSS J140742.47+012010.4.
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