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GCN Circular 15828

GRB 140213A: Skynet R-COP Detection of Optical Afterglow
2014-02-13T23:29:52Z (10 years ago)
Adam S. Trotter at UNC-Chapel Hill/PROMPT/Skynet <>
A. Trotter, J. Haislip, D. Reichart, A. LaCluyze, A. Verveer, T. Spuck, 
A. Foster, N. Frank, K. Ivarsen, J. Moore, M. Nysewander, R. Beauchemin, 
T. Berger, M. Carroll, H. T. Cromartie, R. Egger, M. Hinckle, A. 
Ireland, M. Maples, L. Scott, and J. A. Crain report:

Skynet observed the Swift-BAT localization of GRB 140213A (Holland et 
al., GCN 15825, Swift trigger 586569) with the 14-inch R-COP telescope 
at Perth Observatory, Australia.  Observations began at 59s and 
continued until 92m post-trigger, with rotating exposures in the BVRI 
bands increasing from 10s to 80s. We detect a fading optical source in 
all bands at the position of the source detected by the Swift UVOT 
(Siegel & Holland, GCN 15826). The source faded from R=14.3 at t=113s to 
R=17.8 at t=73m.

A preliminary light curve is at: 

Photometry is calibrated to five APASS-DR7 stars in the field, and has 
not been corrected for the Galactic foreground extinction corresponding 
to E(B-V)=0.07 (Schlegel et al. 1998).

Skynet observations are ongoing.
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