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GCN Circular 5730

GRB 061019: REM K-band candidate afterglow
2006-10-19T06:19:52Z (18 years ago)
Stefano Covino at Brera Astronomical Observatory <>
S. Covino, S. Vergani, E. Molinari, G. Chincarini, F.M. Zerbi, V. Testa, G.  
Tosti, F. Vitali, P. Conconi, L.A. Antonelli, G. Cutispoto, G.  
Malaspina, L. Nicastro, E. Palazzi, E. Meurs, and P. Goldoni report  
on behalf of the REM/ROSS team:

We imaged the field of GRB 061019 (Guidorzi et al. GCN 5728, 5729)   
with the  robotic 60-cm REM telescope located at La Silla (Chile). A  
first set  of observations was performed automatically in the optical  
and near infrared (V,R,I and z', J, H, K bands) starting on October  
19 5:23 UT.

A preliminary analysis reveals an uncatalogued source of K ~ 14.5 at  
RA,DEC = (06:06:30.85, +29:34:13.3).

At present we cannot say whether this source is fading or not.  
Further observations are in progress.

This message may be cited.

[GCN OPS NOTE(19oct06): Per author's request, Vergani was added to the author list.]
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