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GCN Circular 13500

GRB 120722A: Xinglong TNT optical afterglow candidate
2012-07-22T14:18:45Z (12 years ago)
L.P. Xin at NAOC <>
L. P. Xin, J. Y. Wei, Y. L. Qiu, J. Wang,  J. S. Deng, 
C. Wu,  X. H. Han on behalf of EAFON report:

We began to observe GRB 120722A  (Melandri et al. GCN 13499)
with Xinglong TNT telescope in R-band at 12:56:53 (UT),  
3.5 min  after the burst.  An optical counterpart was detected 
 in our combined image  within the errorbox of X-ray afterglow location
 (Melandri et al. GCN 13499)   with a brightness of about 20.8 mag in R band,  
calibrated against the USNO B1.0 R2mag.

The coordinates and magnitude of the reference star we used 
are 15:21:54.116  +13:15:50.70, J2000 and R2=16.91 mag in USNO B1.0.

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Further observations are encouraged.

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We thank Chunlan Lu for performing these observations.
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