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GCN Circular 5546

Subject
GRB 060908: REM optical prompt observation
Date
2006-09-08T11:27:09Z (18 years ago)
From
Angelo Antonelli at Obs. Astro. di Roma <a.antonelli@mporzio.astro.it>
L.A. Antonelli, S. Covino, V. Testa,  E. Palazzi, E. Molinari, P. 
D'Avanzo, G. Chincarini, F.M. Zerbi, G. Tosti, F. Vitali, P. Conconi, 
G. Cutispoto, G. Malaspina, L. Nicastro, E. Meurs, and P. Goldoni 
report on behalf of the REM/ROSS team:

The robotic 60-cm REM telescope, located at La Silla (Chile), observed 
automatically the field of GRB 060908 (Evans et al., GCN 5544) with 
ROSS optical camera. Observations started at 09:06:21 UT, about 7 min 
after the burst,  in R, I and V band.

An uncatalogued fading source was observed in all filters at:

RA: 02:07:18.3
DEC +00:20:31

This position is consistent with the one reported in GCN 5544 and GCN 
5545.

In the R initial image the source is at approximately R ~ 17 in 20 sec 
exposure time.

Further analysis is in progress.
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