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GCN Circular 16236

GRB 140508A: RATIR Optical and NIR Observations
2014-05-09T14:34:57Z (10 years ago)
Nat Butler at Az State U <>
Nat Butler (ASU), Alan M. Watson (UNAM), Alexander Kutyrev (GSFC), William
H. Lee (UNAM), Michael G. Richer (UNAM), Chris Klein (UCB), Ori Fox (UCB),
J. Xavier Prochaska (UCSC), Josh Bloom (UCB), Antonino Cucchiara
(ORAU/GSFC), Eleonora Troja (GSFC), Owen Littlejohns (ASU), Enrico
Ramirez-Ruiz (UCSC), Jos�� A. de Diego (UNAM), Leonid Georgiev (UNAM), Jes��s
Gonz��lez (UNAM), Carlos Rom��n-Z����iga (UNAM), Neil Gehrels (GSFC), and
Harvey Moseley (GSFC) report:

We observed the field of GRB 140508A (Yu, et al., GCN 16224) with the
Reionization and Transients Infrared Camera (RATIR; on the
1.5m Harold Johnson Telescope at the Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional on
Sierra San Pedro M��rtir from 2014/05 9.19 to 2014/05 9.46 UTC (25.61 to
32.04 hours after the BAT trigger), obtaining a total of 4.27 hours
exposure in the r and i bands and 1.79 hours exposure in the Z, Y, J, and H

For a source positionally coincident with the iPTF optical transient
(Singer, et al. , GCN 16226), in comparison with the SDSS DR9 and 2MASS, we
obtain the following detections:

  r     19.65 +/- 0.02
  i     19.52 +/- 0.02
  Z     19.36 +/- 0.03
  Y     19.20 +/- 0.03
  J     19.18 +/- 0.03
  H     18.98 +/- 0.03

These magnitudes are in the AB system and are not corrected for Galactic
extinction in the direction of the GRB.  The source fades in time
approximately as t^(-1.5) in all bands during our observation.

We thank the staff of the Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional in San Pedro
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