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GCN Circular 5461

GRB 060814: Confirmation of IR afterglow
2006-08-16T12:13:08Z (18 years ago)
Andrew Levan at U.of Leicester <>
A.J. Levan (U. Hertfordshire), E. Rol, N.R. Tanvir (U. Leicester),
A. Fruchter (STScI), J. Rhoads (ASU), C. Davis, A. Adamson (JAC)
report for a larger collaboration:

We obtained a second epoch of K-band observations of GRB 060814
at UKIRT beginining at August 16, 06:46 UT. The suggested IR
afterglow (GCN Circ 5455) is still detected and has faded by
0.4 +/- 0.1 mags, confirming its association with GRB 060814.

The afterglow decay is very slow, with alpha~0.25. This may
well represent a signficant contribution from an underlying
host galaxy (see GCN Circs 5456 & 5457).
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