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GCN Circular 1197

GRB011211, BVRI field photometry
2001-12-13T17:22:44Z (23 years ago)
Arne A. Henden at USNO/USRA <>
A. Henden (USRA/USNO) reports on behalf of the USNO GRB team:

We have acquired BVRcIc all-sky photometry for
an 11x11 arcmin field that is approximately centered on
the position of the candiate optical transient reported
by Grav et al. (GCN 1191) with the USNOFS 1.0-m telescope
on one photometric (but poor seeing) night.  Stars brighter than
V=13.5 are saturated and should be used with care.
We have placed the photometric data on our anonymous ftp site:
The current photometry has a potential external zero-point
error of about two percent.  The astrometry in this file
is based on linear plate solutions with respect to USNO-A2.0.
The internal errors are less than 100mas.

In particular, the comparison star U0675_11427359 that was
used to calibrate their field can be found in the .dat file
with the following magnitudes:
  B = 18.65  V = 18.11  R = 17.76  I = 17.42
with estimated photometric errors of about 4 percent, including
the zeropoint errors quoted above.

Further calibration of this field will be performed when
weather conditions improve.
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