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GCN Circular 4726

Subject
GRB060210:Faulkes Telescope North Afterglow Confirmation
Date
2006-02-10T05:44:19Z (18 years ago)
From
Carole Mundell at ARI, JMU,Liverpool <cgm@astro.livjm.ac.uk>
C.G. Mundell, A. Melandri, A. Gomboc,  C. Guidorzi, I. A. Steele,
C.J. Mottram, A. Monfardini, R.J. Smith, M.F. Bode (Liverpool JMU),
E. Rol, P. O'Brien, N. Bannister (U. Leicester) report:
 
"The 2-m Faulkes Telescope North robotically followed up GRB060210
(SWIFT trigger 180977) 4.18 min after the GRB trigger time.
The automatic "detection mode" procedure detected an uncatalogued 
candidate at:
 
RA(J2000):  03:50:57.37   
Dec(2000): +27:01:34.40    
 
(positional uncertaintly 0.5")

with magnitude R = 18.1 mag (wrt USNOB1).

This source is coincident with that of  Fox et al. (GCN 4723) and Li et
al. (GCN 4725) and found to be fading, thus confirming it as the
afterglow.

Observations and analysis are ongoing.
 
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