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GCN Circular 20381

LIGO/Virgo G268556/GW170104: Global MASTER Net observations and first OT detection
2017-01-06T15:03:24Z (8 years ago)
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <>
V.M.  Lipunov, N.Tyurina, E. Gorbovskoy, V.G. Kornilov, P.Balanutsa, 
A.Kuznetsov, V.Shumkov, M.I.Panchenko 
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Sternberg Astronomical Institute

D.Buckley, S. Potter, M. Kotze South African Astronomical Observatory

R. Rebolo, M. Serra-Ricart, G. Israelian, N.Lodiu
The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

A. Tlatov, V.Sennik
Kislovodsk Solar Station of the Pulkovo Observatory

N.M. Budnev, O. Gress, K. Ivanov
Irkutsk State University

V.Yurkov, Yu.Sergienko, A.Gabovich
Blagoveschensk Educational State University, Blagoveschensk

Global MASTER Net was starting observations of the LIGO/Virgo G268556 
error field at 2017-01-04 15:46:07 UT during regular sky survey up to 20 
unfiltered magnitude.

After received alert circular (Shawhan et al.,20364) we started 
special inspection with 
telescopes.  We cover 50.2% initial probability now up to 20.5 mag.

The first OT  MASTER OT J090021.21+635049.7 detection ( Possible SN in 
1.797"  from Sloan galaxy).

MASTER-Kislovodsk auto-detection system discovered OT source at (RA, Dec) 
= 09h 00m 21.21s +63d 50m 49.7s on 2017-01-05.06666 UT.
The OT unfiltered magnitude is 18.6m+-0.2 (limit 19.9m).

The OT is seen in 4 image.

We have reference image without OT on 2012-10-20.91652 UT with unfiltered 
magnitude limit 19.7m.

No known minor planets, brighter than V = 21.0, were found in the 
15.0-arcminute region around R.A. = 09 00 21.21, Decl. = +63 50 49.7 
(J2000.0) on 2017 01 05.07 UT .

OT is offset  1.79709" from the Sloan galaxy rmag=19.96, gmag=20.64

Spectral and photometrical observations are required .

The discovery and reference images are available at:
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