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GCN Circular 5257

GRB060614: Watcher observation
2006-06-14T22:32:48Z (18 years ago)
Martin Jelinek at Inst.Astrophys.Andalucia,Granada <>
John French, Garry Melady, Lorraine Hanlon (UCD Dublin) 
Martin Jel�nek (IAA CSIC Granada) 
and Petr Kub�nek (ISDC Versoix, ASU AV CR Ondrejov) 
on behalf of the Watcher Collaboration

"The Watcher 0.4m telescope, located in Boyden Observatory,
South Africa, observed the SWIFT error box for GRB 060614
(Parsons et al. GCN 5252, Mangano et al GCN 5254, Holland et
al GCN 5255, Barthelmy et al GCN 5256). 

We detected the object quoted by Parsons et al. (GCN 5252) and
estimated its brightness as R=19.0+-0.3 on the 20min image
obtained at 20:50UT (ie. 7.1h after the GRB).  Further we
observe fading with a power law decay index of ~-1.0. 

We encourage spectroscopic observations of this object.

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