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GCN Circular 29457

Subject
GRB 210210A: Swift/UVOT Detection
Date
2021-02-10T16:10:09Z (3 years ago)
From
Alice Breeveld at MSSL-UCL <a.breeveld@ucl.ac.uk>
A. A. Breeveld (UCL-MSSL) and S. L. Laha (GSFC/UMBC/CRESST) report on behalf of the Swift/UVOT team:

The Swift/UVOT began settled observations of the field of GRB 210210A 85 s after the BAT trigger 
(Laha et al., GCN Circ. 29444). A fading source consistent with the XRT position
(Goad et al. GCN Circ. 29448) is detected in the initial UVOT exposures, as also detected by Lipunov 
et al. (GCN Circ. 29447) and de Ugarte Postigo et al. (GCN Circ. 29450).

The preliminary UVOT position is:
     RA  (J2000) =  17:31:05.01 = 262.77088 (deg.)
     Dec (J2000) = +14:39:46.4  =  14.66290 (deg.)
with an estimated uncertainty of 0.42 arc sec. (radius, 90% confidence).

Preliminary detections using the UVOT photometric system (Breeveld et al. 2011, AIP Conf. Proc. 
1358, 373) for the first finding chart (FC) exposure and subsequent exposures are:

Filter         T_start(s)   T_stop(s)      Exp(s)           Mag

white_FC            85          235          147         16.04 �� 0.03
white              878         1028          147         16.57 �� 0.06
v                  629          648           20         16.95 �� 0.19
b                  553          573           20         16.99 �� 0.11
u                  298          547          246         15.91 �� 0.03
w1                 679          699           19         16.05 �� 0.15
m2                 827          847           19         16.13 �� 0.20
w2                 779          798           20         16.35 �� 0.18

The magnitudes in the table are not corrected for the Galactic extinction due to the reddening of 
E(B-V) = 0.097 in the direction of the burst (Schlegel et al. 1998).
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