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GCN Circular 33274

GRB 230205A: BOOTES-5/JGT early optical upper limit
2023-02-05T17:16:06Z (a year ago)
Youdong HU at IAA-CSIC <>
Y.-D. Hu, E. Fernandez-Garcia, A. J. Castro-Tirado, I. Perez-Garcia, M.D. Caballero-Garcia, R. Sanchez-Ramirez, S. Guziy (IAA-CSIC), D. Hiriart and W. H. Lee (UNAM), C. J. Perez del Pulgar (UMA) and I. Carrasco (SMA), I. H. Park (SKKU) on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:

Following the detection of GRB 230205A by Swift (Ambrosi et al. GCNC 33271), the BOOTES-5/JGT 0.6m robotic telescope at Observatorio Astronomico Nacional in San Pedro Martir (Mexico) observed the GRB location starting on Feb. 5, 10:30:47 UT (~ 56 s after trigger). In the co-added image (20 x 60 s exposures in the clear filter), no optical afterglow is detected within the enhanced Swift/XRT error region (Ambrosi et al. GCNC 33271) down to 20.4 mag, which is consistent with the limit reported by UVOT (Ambrosi et al. GCNC 33271).

We thank the staff at Observatorio Astronomico Nacional in San Pedro Martir for their excellent support.
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