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GCN Circular 2104

Subject
GRB030329: More AAVSO VR obs
Date
2003-04-06T19:40:40Z (21 years ago)
From
AAVSO GRB Network at AAVSO <aavso@aavso.org>
A. Price, B. Monard, A. Oksanen, T. DiLapo, D. West, D. Kaiser, D.
Starkey, P. Nelson, P. P��kk�nen and J. Mattei (AAVSO); T. Durig, A. L.  
Seifert, C. B. Norton, G.F. Garland, J.K.Cole, J.B. Cherry (University of
the South); A. Henden (USRA/USNO)  report on behalf of the AAVSO
International GRB Network:

This is a 3rd set of observations of the OT found by Peterson and Price
(GCN 1985) dating from March 29th to April 6th.  Included in the
observations is a URL where a full report (equipment, seeing, etc.) is
available. Many times the original FITS image is also available. When time
series data is available we only put the first and last observation.

A light curve of all AAVSO data to date has been made by B. Gary and
posted at http://www.aavso.org/grb/grb030329.jpg


Bruce L. Gary, .25m at Arizona, USA.
Rc = 15.67 +/- 0.04 @ 2003.03.30 07:08 to
Rc = 16.82 +/- 0.04 @ 2003.03.30 04:26
 V = 15.89 +/- 0.06 @ 2003.03.30 07:16 to
 V = 16.13 +/- 0.04 @ 2003.04.01 08:38
Rc = 18.07 +/- 0.05 @ 2003.04.05 03:49
Rc = 18.78 +/- 0.12 @ 2003.04.06 03:50
     exposures:64X15s,70X30s(for last obs)
     ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/BruceL.Gary_GRB030329_2452731.81361_.txt

Arto Oksanen, .4m at Nyrola Observatory, Finland.
Rc = 16.714 merr: 0.051 @ 2003.03.31 19:09 to
Rc = 16.842 merr: 0.060 @ 2003.04.01 00:59
 V = 17.157 merr: 0.053 @ 2003.03.31 19:48 to
 V = 17.297 merr: 0.077 @ 2003.04.01 00:55
Rc = 18.59  merr: 0.04  # 2003.04.05 21:35
   exposures: 78x240s, 34x240s (last obs)
   ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/arto-030329-2nreport.txt
   http://nyrola.jklsirius.fi/grb/grb030329/

Tristan DiLapo, .31m at Orbit Jet Observatory, New York, USA.
Rc = 16.32 err: 0.06 @ 2003.03.31 02:56 to
Rc = 16.34 err: 0.06 @ 2003.03.31 04:02
  exposures: 10X120s
  ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/TristanDiLapo_GRB030329_2452732.28043_.txt

Doug West, .2m at West Skies Observatory, Kansas, USA.
Unfiltered = 17.2 +/- 0.14 2003.04.02 02:08  7*30s exposures
Unfiltered = 17.5 +/- 0.13 2003.04.04 02:09  14*35s exposures
Unfiltered = 18.3 +/- 0.20 2003.04.05 02:11  19X35s exposures
   exposures: 7X30s
   ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/west-grb030329.txt

Dan Kaiser, .35m at Crescent Moon Observatory, Indiana, USA.
Rc = 17.44 @ 2003.04.02 02:13
   exposures: 14X240s
   ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/kaiser-grb030329.txt

D. T. Durig, A. L. Seifert, C. B. Norton, G.F. Garland, J.K.Cole,
J.B. Cherry, .3m at Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Tennessee, USA
Rc = 17.96 @ 2003.04.02 02:36
Rc = 18.06 @ 2003.04.02 03:38
Rc = 18.36 +/- 0.2 @ 2003.04.03 03:45
Rc = 18.46 +/- 0.2 @ 2003.04.03 03:59
     exposures: 4X600s
     ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/DrDouglasT.Durig_GRB030329_2452732.69648_.txt

Donn Starkey, .36m at DeKalb Observatory, Indiana, USA.
Rc = 16.06 @ 2003.04.02 04:30
Bu = 18.02 @ 2003.04.02 05:44
 V = 16.85 @ 2003.04.02 04:52
   ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/DonnStarkey_GRB030329_2452731.82174_.txt

Peter Nelson, .32m at Ellinbank Observatory, Australia.
Rc = 18.3 +/- 0.3 @ 2003.04.03 13:00
     exposures: 3X300s
     ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/PeterNelson_GRB030329_2452734.05919_.txt

Pertti P��kk�nen, .5m at Jakokoski Observatory, Finland.
Rg = 18.55 +/- 0.04 @ 2003.04.05 22:12
     exposures: 33X300s
     ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/PerttiP��kk�nen_GRB030329_2452736.16987_.txt
     http://cc.joensuu.fi/seulaset/ccd/20030405/

Correction: The data below is a recalculation (based on a better comp
 star) of data posted earlier in GCN 2058.
Berto Monard, .3m at Bronberg Observatory. South Africa
Unfiltered: 13.8 @ 2003.03.29 17:15 to
Unfiltered: 14.7 @ 2003.03.29 23:37
ftp://ftp.aavso.org/grb/GRB030329/monard-GRB030329mar29.txt

 * Durig et al., Gary, Starkey, Oksanen, West, Nelson, P��kk�nen and
Kaiser used Henden et al. photometry (GCN 2023) for comparison. DiLapo
used USNOA2. Monard used Tycho-2.

 * P��kk�nen's R filter (Rg) is a custom designed filter. Info at:
http://cc.joensuu.fi/seulaset/ccd/rgbfilters.png

 The AAVSO International GRB network is greatful for a generous grant from
the Curry Foundation and to NASA for the financial support for the High
Energy Workshops for Amateur Astronomers.
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