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GCN Circular 25641

GRB 190829A: LCO Optical Afterglow Detection
2019-09-04T02:39:09Z (5 years ago)
Robert Strausbaugh at U. of the Virgin Islands <>
R. Strausbaugh (U. of the Virgin Islands), A. Cucchiara (U. of the Virgin Islands/College of Marin) report on behalf of a larger collaboration:

We observed Fermi GRB 190829A (Fermi GBM Team at MSFC/Fermi-GBM, GCN 25551) with
the LCO 1-m Sinistro instrument on August 30, from 00:21 to 00:44 UT
(corresponding to 4.43 to 4.81 hours from the GRB trigger time)
with the SDSS i' filter.

We performed a series of 10x120s exposures, and we clearly
detect the optical afterglow (Xu et al. GCN 25555) with
the following  magnitude:

i' = 15.92 +/- 0.09

This flux measurement may be partially contaminated by the host galaxy, and it is calibrated against several USNO-B1.0 objects near the GRB location but is not corrected for Galactic Extinction.

Observations and analysis are ongoing with data from a second epoch collected on August 31, and a planned follow-up on September 3.

These observations were possible thanks to the USVI NASA-EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grant NNX16AL44A.
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