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GCN Circular 1531

XRF 020903, optical observations
2002-09-03T20:02:15Z (22 years ago)
Alberto Castro-Tirado at Astro. de Andalucia <>
XRF 020903, optical observations

P. Tristram (Univ. of Auckland)
A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC, Granada)
J. Gorosabel (IAA-CSIC, Granada)
J. M. Castro Cer�n (ROA, San Fernando)
P. Kilmartin (Mt. John Univ. Observatory)
Y. Furuta (Univ. of Nagoya)
Ph. Yock (Univ. of Auckland)


"Following the detection of the X-ray flash 020903 by HETE (Ricker
et al. GCN Circ. 1530), we have imaged the entire error box with
the 0.6-m (+MOA camera) at Mt. John Observatory in a wide B-
and wide R-band filters (600-s and 1200-s respectively) starting
on Sep 3.5944 UT (i.e. 4.18 hr after the event). Comparison of the
frames with the DSS-2 (R-band) reveals no optical transient down
to the DSS-2 limiting magnitude."
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