D. Malesani (DARK/NBI), N.R. Tanvir (Univ. Leicester), D. Xu (WIS,
DARK/NBI), G. Leloudas (DARK/NBI), P. Jakobsson (Univ. Iceland), A.
Somero, and S. Katajainen (Tuorla Obs.), report on behalf of a larger
We observed the field of GRB 100213B (Vetere et al., GCN 10412) with the
NOT equipped with ALFOSC. Due to adverse weather, we could only obtain
one 5-min R-band exposure, starting on Feb 13.970 UT (19 min after the GRB).
We find an object with R ~ 21.5 located just outside the edge of the
XRT error circle, at coordinates RA = 08:17:07.97, Dec = +43:26:54.6.
This location is 8 arcsec away of the X-ray position, which has a
reported error radius of 5.2" (Vetere et al., GCN 10412). The object
seems elongated in our image. However, it is not visible in the SDSS
data of this field, and may therefore be the afterglow of GRB 100213B.
Inside the XRT error circle, there is also a possible source close to
our image detection limit (R ~ 22.2), at coordinates RA = 08:17:08.48,
Dec = +43:26:50.3 (0.8" uncertainty). Given the low S/N, the reality of
this source cannot be confirmed.
Further observations are encouraged. The NOT may attempt again later
tonight depending on the weather conditions.