Skip to main content
Testing. You are viewing the public testing version of GCN. For the production version, go to
Introducing Einstein Probe, Astro Flavored Markdown, and Notices Schema v4.0.0. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 30977

GRB 211023A: MASTER OT J045237.07+851925.2 - optical counterpart discovery
2021-10-24T20:36:12Z (3 years ago)
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <>
K.Zhirkov, V. Lipunov, E.Gorbovskoy, P.Balanutsa, A.Kuznetsov, O.Gress, G.Antipov, D. Vlasenko,
N.Tiurina, D.Zimnukhov, V.Senik,V.Topolev, A.Chasovnikov, E.Minkina, V.Grinshpun, D.Cheryasov (Lomonosov MSU,SAI,PhysicsDepartment),
R. Rebolo, M. Serra(The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias),
D. Buckley (South African Astronomical Observatory),
O.A. Gres, N.M. Budnev (Irkutsk State University, API),
R. Podesta, C.Lopez, F. Podesta, C.Francile (Observatorio Astronomico FelixAguilar OAFA),
A. Tlatov, D. Dormidontov (Kislovodsk Solar Station of the Pulkovo Observatory),
A. Gabovich, V.Yurkov (Blagoveschensk Educational StateUniversity)

MASTER Global robotic net (MASTER-Net: Lipunov et  al.,2010,Advances in Astronomy,2010,30L)
started inspect of the FERMI GRB 211023A ( Fermi GBM team, GCN 30958,ttrigger=13:05:43, Fermi LAT GCN 30961)
  errorbox just after sunset at 2021-10-23 15:12:50 UT (Lipunov et al. GCN 30970).

MASTER OT J045237.07+851925.2 discovery

MASTER-Kislovodsk auto-detection system ( Lipunov et al., "MASTER Global Robotic Net", Advances in Astronomy, 2010, 30L )
  discovered OT source - optical counterpart of this GRB
at (RA, Dec) = 04h 52m 37.07s +85d 19m 25.2s at  2021-10-23.65385 UT.

Fast changing OT unfiltered magnitude at one of first images is 15.6m (mlim=18.9).

There is no minor planet in MPC and any sources in VIZIER  at this place.

We have reference image on 2017-01-28.75669 UT with  unfiltered mlim=19.9m.

Deep images and possibly host galaxy  spectral observations are required.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit