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GCN Circular 11269

GRB100909A: NOT optical afterglow confirmation
2010-09-10T05:38:48Z (14 years ago)
Martin Jelinek at Inst.Astrophys.Andalucia,Granada <>
Martin Jelinek, Javier Gorosabel (IAA-CSIC) and Sergio Simon 
(IAC-ULL) report on behalf of a larger colaboration:

"We observed the optical afterglow of GRB100909A (Mereghetti
et al. GCNC11260; Siegel et al. GCNC11261; Guidorzi et al.
GCNC 11265) with the 2.56m Nordic Optical Telescope equipped
with ALFOSC, starting on September 10 at 4:30 UT (i.e. 19.4h
after the burst).

A preliminary analysis of the 600-s R-band exposure shows the
proposed afterglow with magnitude R~23.2 in respect to the
R2=18.54 object mentioned by Guidorzi et al. (GCNC11265).
This implies a decay rate alpha~1.6, and confirms the fading
nature of the object.

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