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GCN Circular 7418

GRB 080315: Optical observations
2008-03-15T05:28:20Z (16 years ago)
Antonio Deugarte at IAA-CSIC <>
A. de Ugarte Postigo (ESO, Chile), Virginie Chantry (U. Liege, Belgium),
A.J. Castro-Tirado, M. Jelinek, J. Gorosabel (IAA-CSIC, Spain),
C. Melo, A. Smette (ESO, Chile) report:

We have observed the field of GRB 080315 (Page et al., GCN 7416) with the
1.3m Mercator telescope at La Palma starting at 02:55 UT (30 min after
the burst).
The observation consisted on a series of 24x60s I-band exposures. The
exposure, with mean time 3:26 UT (61.3 minutes after the burst), does not
any new source inside the 3 arcmin BAT error box down to a limiting
of I~20.8 (USNO-B1.0 was used as photometric reference) as compared to
i-band frame.

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