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GCN Circular 29920

GRB 210424B: MITSuME Akeno optical upper limits
2021-05-01T12:26:07Z (3 years ago)
Katsuhiro L. Murata at Nagoya U <>
R. Hosokawa, Y. Imai, K. L. Murata, M. Niwano, N. Ito, H. Takamatsu, S.
Sato, M. Takaku, R. Noto, R. Yamaguchi, Y. Yatsu, and N. Kawai (TokyoTech)
report on behalf of the MITSuME collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 210424B (IPN triangulation: Hurley et al. GCN
Circular #29909, Konus-Wind detection: Svinkin et al. GCN Circular #29911,
CALET Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor detection: Yoshida et al. GCN Circular
#29913) with the optical three color (g', Rc, and Ic) CCD cameras attached
to the MITSuME 50 cm telescope of Akeno Observatory, Yamanashi, Japan. The
observation with a series of 60 sec exposures started at 2021-04-29
16:49:39 UT (5.35 days after the triggers). We stacked the images with good
conditions. We did not detect any uncatalogued sources within the IPN
triangulation error box (Hurley et al. GCN Circular #29909) in all three
bands. We obtained the 5-sigma limits of the stacked images as follows.

T0+[day] MID-UT T-EXP[sec] 5-sigma limits
5.35 2021-04-29 17:05 1020 g'>18.5, Rc>18.4, Ic>17.8
T0+ : Elapsed time after the burst
T-EXP: Total Exposure time
We used the PS1 catalog for flux calibration. The magnitudes are expressed
in the AB system. The images were processed in real-time through the
MITSuME GPU reduction pipeline (Niwano et al. 2021, PASJ, Vol.73, Issue 1,
Pages 4-24;
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