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GCN Circular 8238

GRB 080916: REM candidate afterglow
2008-09-16T10:04:09Z (16 years ago)
Stefano Covino at Brera Astronomical Observatory <>
D. Fugazza, S. Covino, P. D'Avanzo, L.A. Antonelli,
L. Calzoletti,  S. Campana, G.  Chincarini, 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 080916 on
Sep 16 starting from about 20 s after the GRB time. We see a source  
not present in the 2MASS catalogue with approximately H~14.5 one  
minute after the burst at the coordinates RA=22:25:06.19,  
DEC=-57:01:24.1 (error 1 arcsec).

Further observations are in progress.

[GCN OPS NOTE(16sep08):  The author requests that people should use
the 8238 Circular as the primary source.  The 8239 Circular was
the result of multiple efforts of a distributed team.]
[GCN OPS NOTE(16sep08): Per author's request, DM was removed
from the author list.]
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