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GCN Circular 9375

GRB 090516: Faulkes Telescope South optical afterglow
2009-05-16T10:08:59Z (15 years ago)
Cristiano Guidorzi at Ferrara U,Italy <>
C. Guidorzi (U. Ferrara), I. A. Steele, A. Melandri, D. Bersier,
C.J. Mottram, C.G.  Mundell, R.J. Smith (Liverpool JMU),
A. Gomboc (U. Ljubljana),  P. O'Brien, N. Bannister,
N. Tanvir (U. Leicester) on behalf of a large collaboration report:

The 2-m Faulkes Telescope South reacted to the Swift burst
GRB 090516 (trigger=352190, Rowlinson et al. GCN 9374).

Observations started about 16.9 min after the trigger time with filters
BRi. Within the XRT error circle we found a fading source at the following
position (J2000):

RA:   09:13:02.62
Dec: -11:51:15.4

with an initial approximate magnitude of R~19 at 17 minutes post trigger.
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