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GCN Circular 23781

GRB 190123A: COATLI Optical Observations
2019-01-24T12:51:10Z (5 years ago)
Alan M. Watson at Instituto de Astronomia UNAM <>
Alan M. Watson (UNAM), Nat Butler (ASU), Rosa L. Becerra (UNAM), Diego
Gonz��lez (UNAM), William H. Lee (UNAM), Margarita Pereyra (UNAM), Carlos
Rom��n-Z����iga (UNAM), Alexander Kutyrev (GSFC), and Eleonora Troja (GSFC)

We observed the field of GRB 190123A (D'Ai et al., GCN Circ. 23769) with
the COATLI 50-cm telescope and interim imager at the Observatorio
Astron��mico Nacional on the Sierra de San Pedro M��rtir
( from 2019-01-24 02:30 to 2019-01-23
10:56 (from 14.2 to 22.6 hours after the trigger), obtaining a total of
6.7 hours of exposure in the w filter.

We do not detect a source at the enhanced XRT position (Beardmore et
al., GCN Circ. 23771) to a 5-sigma upper limit of w > 22.9.

Our w magnitudes are calibrated against the USNO-B1 catalog (adjusted to
an approximate AB system) and are not corrected for Galactic extinction
in the direction of the GRB.

Our deeper non-detection follows non-detections reported by Lipunov et
al. (GCN Circ. 23770), Hu et al. (GCN Circ. 23772), Steeghs et al. (GCN
Circ. 23774), and Shiraishi et al.(GCN Circ. 23778).

We thank the COATLI technical team and the staff of the Observatorio
Astron��mico Nacional.
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