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GCN Circular 8389

GRB 081017: REM early observations
2008-10-18T00:41:20Z (16 years ago)
Paolo D'Avanzo at INAF-OAB <>
P. D'Avanzo, S. Covino, L.A. Antonelli, D. Malesani, D. Fugazza, 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 081017 (Godet et al. GCN 8388) on Oct 
17 starting about 6.5 min after the burst.  Observations were carried 
out at high airmass. In a series of 10s and 30s exposures, at we do not 
see the any clear afterglow candidate inside the BAT error box down to R 
 > 17.0 and H > 15.5 (3sigma c.l.).
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