GCN Circular 1322
P.A. Price (RSAA, ANU), C.G. Tinney (AAO) and B.P. Schmidt (RSAA, ANU) report: We observed the northern half of the error-circle of GRB 020331 with the Anglo-Australian Telescope + IRIS2 at approximately 2002 Mar 31.79 UT in Ks. The afterglow candidates of Ohta & Akiyama (GCN #1320) are contained within the region covered by these observations. Each of these candidates appear to have a constant flux, within the errors. Specifically, we find that sources 1 and 2 of Ohta & Akiyama are approximately 3.53 and 3.65 magnitudes fainter than a reference star at 13:16:30.08 -17:55:48.0 J2000 (+/- 0.5 arcsec), which from 2MASS has Ks = 12.99 +/- 0.05 mag. Given the large log(time) difference between the observations, it is likely that neither of these sources is the afterglow of GRB 020331. This message may be cited.