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GCN Circular 9363

Subject
GRB 090509 - Zadko Telescope observations
Date
2009-05-15T11:29:00Z (15 years ago)
From
David Coward at U of Western Aus. <coward@physics.uwa.edu.au>
SUBJECT: GRB 090509 - Zadko Telescope observations
FROM: D.M Coward at UWA

Liang Yan and A. Imerito report on behalf of the Zadko Telescope Team:

D.M. Coward, Liang Yan, A. Imerito, T.P. Vaalsta, A. Ahmet, J. Zadko,  
D. Blair,
R. Burman, P. Luckas, S. Gordon, K. Frost, A. Fletcher, J. Moore
(University of Western Australia)
M. Todd, M. Zadnik (Curtin University)
M. Boer, A. Klotz (TAROT)

The 1 m Zadko Telescope team observed the field of GRB 090509  
(trigger=351525,
D. Grupe et al. GCN 9325) 8hr after the Swift trigger.

We stacked 48x5s unfiltered images of the field from
13:10:32 to 13:24:16 UT (2009-05-09)

No candidate afterglow was observed at the GROND position (GCN 9326)  
nor at
the BAT-refined position (GCN 9349), down to an Rmag of approx. 17.6.  
(The OA
magnitude limit was estimated by comparing nearby USNO-B1 reference  
stars.)

The Zadko Telescope is currently being commissioned.
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Dr David Coward
Senior Research Fellow
School of Physics
University of Western Australia
Crawley WA 6009

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