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GCN Circular 2624

GRB040709 J,H-band observations
2004-07-10T09:40:30Z (20 years ago)
Bruce A. Peterson at MSSSO/RSAA/ANU <>
B. A. Peterson (Australian National University, RSAA, Mt. Stromlo)
S. Oyabu, and Y. Hamada (University of Tokyo, Institute for Astronomy)


Starting at about UT 2004/07/09 12:45 (JD 2453196.0312) 
we obtained a series of J and H-band images covering 
2 x 2 arcmin with the ANU 2.3m telescope at Siding Spring 
Observatory (E Long 149:03:39.8, S Lat 31:16:23.5). 
The images are centered on 20:53:53.0 -28:13:29 J2000 
(GRB040709, HETE trigger 11549 at UT 2004/07/09 00:58:07.96,
 JD 2453195.54037).

Comparison of our J, H images with the STScI DSS (B, R, and IR 
UKST plate scans from ) 
reveals objects in the J, H images beyond the limit of the
DSS. We plan to obtain J, H images at a second epoch in order to
identify the GRB with a variable object declining in intensity.

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