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GCN Circular 30769

GRB 210905A: LCO Optical Detection
2021-09-05T03:00:50Z (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 210905A (Sonbas, et al., GCN 30765) with the LCO 1-m Sinistro instrument at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Chile site, on September 5, from 01:09 to 01:36 UT (corresponding to 0.95 to 1.40 hours from the GRB trigger time) with the Bessel R and I filters.

We performed a series of 3x300s exposures in R and I. In the XRT detection region (Sonbas, et al., GCN 30765) we detect an uncatalogued source in I band at the following coordinates (309.0481637, -44.4402618).  Using the USNO-B.1 catalog as reference, we calculate the following magnitudes and upper limits:



These magnitudes are not corrected for galactic extinction.  The detection in I and the lack of detection in R is suggestive of a high-z source.  As such additional follow-up is encouraged.  Additional LCO measurements are underway.

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