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GCN Circular 5745

Subject
GRB 061021: Swift/UVOT Observation
Date
2006-10-21T21:59:27Z (18 years ago)
From
Stephen Holland at USRA/NASA/GSFC/SSC <sholland@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
GRB 061021: Swift/UVOT Observations

S. T. Holland (NASA/GSFC & USRA) and A. Moretti (INAF-OAB) report on
behalf of the Swift/UVOT team:

       The Swift/UVOT began observing the field of GRB 061021 at
15:40:27 on 2006-10-21, 80 s after the BAT trigger (Moretti et al.,
GCN Cir. 5743).  An optical counterpart was detected in the White
filter (160-650 nm) at a position (RA,Dec) = (09:40:36.12,
-21:57:05.4) (J2000) with a 90% confidence interval of 0.6 arcsec.

       The early photometry results are given for the UVOT filters
below where start is the time, in seconds, since the BAT trigger.  The
quoted errors do not include the 0.1 mag systematic uncertainty in the
photometric zero points.

      Filter     Start    Exposure    Mag   Err
         V         187       275     16.76 0.06
                  5403       197     18.86 0.22
         B        4789       197     19.15 0.13
                  6221       197     19.33 0.19
         U        4584       197     18.18 0.12
                  6016       197     18.48 0.13
        UVW1      4379       197     17.94 0.35
                  5812       197     18.41 0.17
        UVM2      4175       197     17.63 0.17
                  5607       197     17.89 0.20
        UVW2      5198       197     18.02 0.21
       White        81        98     15.09 0.07
                  4993       197     18.05 0.08
                  6425        25     18.37 0.25

The values quoted above are not corrected for the expected Galactic
extinction of E_{B-V} = 0.06 mag (Schlegel et al. 1998).
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