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GCN Circular 7662

GRB 080430: Shallow decay
2008-05-02T02:51:50Z (16 years ago)
Antonio Deugarte at IAA-CSIC <>
A. de Ugarte Postigo (ESO), C.C. Th�ne (Dark), F. Aceituno (IAA-CSIC),
Nicolaas E. Groeneboom, �ystein Rudjord, Jostein R. Kristiansen (Univ.
and Tapio Purismo (NOT) on behalf of a larger collaboration report:

We are continuing with the monitoring of the afterglow (Klotz et al. GCN
of GRB 080430 (Guidorzi et al., GCN 7647) with the 1.5m OSN telescope
Nevada Observatory) and the 2.5m NOT+MOSCA (Roque de los Muchachos
Observatory) in I band. During the first day of observations we observe a
decay with a shallow slope of alpha ~ 0.6 (f ~ t^-alpha), being at a
magnitude of
I ~ 20.5 one day after the burst.

Further observations are encouraged. This message can be cited.
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