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GCN Circular 14626

GRB 130511A: Kanata/HOWPol optical observation
2013-05-12T04:34:23Z (11 years ago)
Koji Kawabata at HASC,Hiroshima U <>
K. Takaki, K. Kawaguchi, K. S. Kawabata, M. Ohno and M. Yoshida 
(Hiroshima Univ.) report on behalf of Kanata team:

We performed optical observations of GRB 130511A (Krimm et al., GCN 14620)
with HOWPol attached to the 1.5-m Kanata telescope at Higashi-Hiroshima
Observatory, Japan. The observation started at 11:32 UT on 2013 May 11 
with imaging-polarimetry mode, followed by observation with imaging mode 
after 12:10 UT. We detected the optical afterglow of the GRB.

Photometric results are shown below. We calibrated the Rc magnitude using
USNO-B1.0 R2 magnitudes of nearby stars. Our result seems to be consistent 
with the brightness upper-limits reported in Xin et al. (GCN 14623) and 
Kuroda et al. (GCN 14625). The decline rate between these two epochs can 
be approximated by a single power-law with an index of -0.7.

Mid time from  Total Exp   Filter    Magnitude
trigger (s)    (s)
2571            300x2        Rc    20.0+-0.1
8768            300x2        Rc    21.0+-0.2

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