Skip to main content
Testing. You are viewing the public testing version of GCN. For the production version, go to https://gcn.nasa.gov.
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 3652

Subject
GRB 050717: PROMPT RcIc Observations
Date
2005-07-21T00:18:08Z (19 years ago)
From
Daniel E. Reichart at U.North Carolina <reichart@physics.unc.edu>
C. MacLeod, J. Kirschbrown, J. Haislip, M. Nysewander, J. A. Crain, D.
Reichart report on behalf of the UNC team of the FUN GRB Collaboration:

Under the control of Skynet, PROMPT automatically observed the refined XRT
localization of GRB 050717 (Hurkett et al., GCN 3636) beginning 13.0 hours
after the burst.

We do not detect a source within this localization.  3-sigma limiting
magnitudes are based on 5 USNO-B1.0 stars:

Mean Time 	Integration 	Filter 	Limiting 	Telescope
Since GRB 	Time 			Magnitude

13h 40m		58 x 80s	Rc	21.7		PROMPT-5
16h 01m 	70 x 80s	Ic	21.5		PROMPT-5

PROMPT is still being built and commissioned.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit USA.gov