GCN Circular 12427
D. Xu (WIS), D. Malesani (DARK/NBI), L.A. Buchhave (NBI), S. Schulze, P. Jakobsson (U. Iceland) report on behalf of a larger collaboration: We observed the field of GRB 111008A (Saxton et al., GCN 12423) with the 2.5m Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) equipped with ALFOSC. We obtained 2x600 s R-band images, starting at 04:40:07 UT 9th Oct. 2011 (i.e., 6.45 hr after the burst). The optical afterglow reported in Levan et al. (GCN 12426) was detected at R ~ 22.3 mag, calibrated against the #0572-0051383 star (R2=16.77) in the USNO-B1.0 catalog.