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GCN Circular 29613

GRB 210307A: LCO Optical Upper Limits
2021-03-07T13:44:16Z (3 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 Swift GRB 210307A (Ambrosi et al., GCN 29610) with the LCO 1-m Sinistro instrument at the Sutherland Observatory, South Africa site, on March 7, from 09:28 to 09:59 UT (corresponding to 0.60 to 1.18 hours from the GRB trigger time) with the Bessel R and I filters.

We performed a series of 4x240s exposures in R and I. We do not detect an uncatalogued optical source in either band in single frames, or in stacked images at a location consistent the initial XRT detection (Ambrosi et al., GCN 29610).  Using the USNO-B.1 catalog as reference, we calculate the following upper limits:

R > 20.72

I > 20.66

These magnitudes are not corrected for galactic extinction.

R.S. is funded by NSF AST grant #1831682
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