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GCN Circular 7960

GRB 080710: REM afterglow confirmation & brightening
2008-07-10T10:05:04Z (16 years ago)
Paolo D'Avanzo at INAF-OAB <>
P. D'Avanzo, D. Fugazza, L.A. Antonelli, L.  Calzoletti,  S. Campana, 
G.  Chincarini, S. Covino, M.L. Conciatore, S. Cutini, V. D'Elia,  F.  
D'Alessio, F.  Fiore, P. Goldoni, D. Guetta,  C. Guidorzi, G.L. Israel, 
E. Maiorano, N. Masetti, A. Melandri, E. Meurs, L. Nicastro, E. Palazzi, 
E. Pian, S. Piranomonte, L.  Stella, G.  Stratta, G. Tagliaferri, G. 
Tosti, V.Testa, S.D. Vergani,  F. Vitali report on behalf of the REM team:

The robotic 60-cm REM telescope located at La Silla (Chile) observed 
automatically the field of the GRB 080710 (Sbarufattion et al. GCN 7957, 
7958) on July 10 starting at 07:14:36 UT.

We can detect in optical and NIR bands the object reported by Li et al. 
(GCN 7959). The object is variable and we measure a brightening from H ~ 
15.0 to H ~14.3 between two epochs of observations (arount 07:21 and 
08:47 UT, respectively). Further analysis is ongoing.
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