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GCN Circular 18279

GRB 150910A: NOT observations of the afterglow
2015-09-11T13:06:31Z (9 years ago)
Zach Cano at U of Iceland <>
Z. Cano (U. Iceland), D. Malesani (DARK/NBI), A. de Ugarte Postigo
(IAA-CSIC, DARK/NBI), D. Xu (NAOC/CAS), J. Saario (NOT, U. Turku) and P.
Jakobsson (U. Iceland) report on behalf of a larger collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 150910A (Pagani et al., GCN Circ. 18264) with
the 2.5-m Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) equipped with MOSCA in two epochs
on the morning of 11-Sept-2015, at 01:10 and 04:45 UT, respectively.  In
SDSS filters r (epoch 1) and ugrz (epoch 2) we clearly detect the optical
afterglow (e.g. Zheng & Filippenko, GCN Circ. 18265).

A summary of our photometry is as follows:

filter (SDSS)        t-t0 (hr)            mag +- merr
   r                  16.27              20.85 +- 0.18
   r                  20.18              21.24 +- 0.21
   u                  20.05              21.82 +- 0.24
   g                  20.24              21.49 +- 0.22
   z                  19.84              20.78 +- 0.24

These magnitudes are calibrated to SDSS and are not corrected for
foreground extinction.  We note that these magnitudes are in good agreement
with those obtained by GROND (Schmidl et al., GCN Circ. 18277) at a
contemporaneous post-explosion epoch.  Compared with other datasets, e.g.
Xu et al. (GCN Circ. 18269), our second epoch of r-band observations
implies a power-law like decay in time, e.g. f(t)=t^-alpha, with a decay
slope of alpha=1.
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