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GCN Circular 13516

Subject
GRB 120724A: Swift/UVOT Detection of the Optical Afterglow
Date
2012-07-25T13:11:42Z (11 years ago)
From
Stephen Holland at STScI <sholland@stsci.edu>
S. T. Holland (STScI) and P. D'Avanzo (INAF-OAB)
report on behalf of the Swift/UVOT team:

    The Swift/UVOT observed the field of GRB 120724A starting 99 s
after the BAT trigger (D'Avanzo et al., 2012, GCNC 13510).  Settled
observations started at 120 s.  We detect a faint source with preliminary
coordinates

    RA (J2000)  16:20:43.35  =  245.18062 (deg)
   Dec (J2000) +03:30:27.8   =   +3.50772 (deg)

and an estimated uncertainty of 0.77 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence,
statistical + systematic).  This position is consistent with the
optical source discovered by Guidorzi et al. (2012, GCNC 13511) and is
slightly outside the UVOT-enhanced XRT position (D'Avanzo et al.,
2012, GCNC 13514).  Preliminary magnitiudes for this source, and
3-sigma upper limits for the finding charts (FC) and the co-added
images, are

Filter       TSTART       TSTOP  EXPOSURE       Mag   Err  Sigma
----------------------------------------------------------------
white (FC)      117         267       147     >21.3
   u (FC)      330         580       246     >20.5
white (FC)      609         629        20     >19.8
----------------------------------------------------------------
  v            832        1404        72     >19.2
  b            585        1331        58      20.01 0.41    2.7
  u            330        1461       288      20.50 0.37    3.0
uvw1           1088        1453        59     >19.2
uvm2           1237        1429        39     >18.4
uvw2            635        1380        78     >19.5
white           117        1355       199      21.54 0.45    2.5
----------------------------------------------------------------

   The quoted magnitudes and upper limits have not been corrected for
the Galactic extinction along the line of sight to this burst of
E_{B-V} = 0.05 mag (Schlafly et al. 2011, ApJS, 737, 103).
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