GCN Circular 14058
J. Japelj, D. Kopa�� (U. Ljubljana), C. Guidorzi (U. Ferrara), C. Mundell, F. Virgili (Liverpool JMU) report on behalf of a large collaboration: The 2-m Faulkes Telescope North automatically began observing GRB 121211A (Mangano et al. GCN Circ. 14057) on Dec 11 2012, 13:50:46 UT corresponding to 224 seconds post burst trigger. We confirm the presence of a fading source at the optical afterglow candidate position reported by Mangano et al. GCN Circ. 14057. In the first 3x10 s exposure, we measure a preliminary R magnitude of 17.9 +- 0.3, calibrated against nearby USNO-B1 stars.