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GCN Circular 667

GRB000508B, BVR field photometry
2000-05-10T17:56:33Z (24 years ago)
Arne A. Henden at USNO/USRA <>
A. Henden (USRA/USNO) reports on behalf of the USNO GRB team:

We have acquired preliminary shallow BVRc all-sky photometry for
an 11x11 arcmin field that covers the error box for GRB000508B
with the USNOFS 1.0-m telescope on one photometric night.
Stars brighter than V=12 are saturated and should be used with care.
We have placed the photometric data on our anonymous ftp site:
The current photometry has a potential external zero-point
error of about two percent.  The astrometry in this file
is based on linear plate solutions with respect to USNO-A2.0.
The internal errors are less than 100mas.
  Further calibration of this field will be performed if
an optical afterglow is identified.
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