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GCN Circular 5770

GRB 061028: P200 Observations
2006-10-28T23:53:54Z (18 years ago)
S. Bradley Cenko at Caltech <>
S. B. Cenko, E. O. Ofek, and M. Kasliwal (Caltech) report on behalf of a
larger collaboration:

We have imaged the field of GRB061028 (Sakamoto et al, GCN 5762) with the
Large Format Camera mounted at the prime focus of the 200" Palomar Hale
telescope.  Images consisted of 4 x 180 s in i' and 3 x 180 s in r' taken
at a mean epoch of approximately 28 October 12:30 UT (~ 11 hr after the

The afterglow candidate identified by Bloom et al. (S1, GCN 5768) is
clearly detected in our i'-band images and marginally detected in an r'
coaddition.  We measure R ~ 22.4, I ~ 21.0 for this source, with large
uncertainties due to photometric calibration (relative to USNO-B R2 and I2

We also find another red source (S2) located several arcseconds to the
west of the XRT error circle (Cusumano et al., GCN 5767).  The coordinates
(J2000.0) of this object are:

	RA: 06:28:54.8
    	Dec: +46:17:56.8

We measure R ~ 22.6, I ~ 21.0 for this object, with similarly large
photometric uncertainties.

We find no sources inside the revised XRT error circle.  The 5-sigma
limiting magnitudes of our observations are R >~ 22.0, I >~ 22.0.  An
image of the field will be posted shortly at:

Further observations are planned to search for variability in these two
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