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GCN Circular 15922

GRB 140304A: 10.4m GTC redshift z = 5.39
2014-03-04T22:01:48Z (10 years ago)
Alberto Castro-Tirado at Astro. de Andalucia <>
S. Jeong, R. S�nchez-Ram�rez (IAA-CSIC), A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC,
UMA), J. Gorosabel (EHU-UPV, IAA-CSIC), M. Jelinek, J. C. Tello, P.
Ferrero, O. Lara-Gil, R. Cunniffe (IAA-CSIC), D. P�rez-Ram�rez (U. Ja�n),
S. Guziy (Nikolaev Univ.), J. M. Castro Cer�n (ESAC), A. Fern�ndez-Soto
(UV), J. Cepa (IAC), M. A. Rivero and G. G�mez-Velarde (GTC), on behalf of
a larger collaboration, report:

�Following the detection of the optical afterglow (Gorbovskoy et al. GCNC
15914) to GRB 140304A (Evans et al. GCNC 15915), we have obtained an
optical spectrum with the 10.4 m GTC (+OSIRIS) starting aprox. 8.2 hr
postburst, covering the 5700-10000 wavelength range. The continuum is
detected only redwards of aprox. 7750 A, with several absorption metallic
lines (N V, Si II and Si IV amongst others) at a common redshift of z =
5.39 which we propose to be the redshift of GRB 140304A. This is
consistent with the Swift/UVOT upper limits (Marshall et al. GCNC 15920)
and the NOT optical observation (de Ugarte Postigo et al. GCNC 15921).�

[GCN OPS NOTE(04mar14): Per author's request, the "5.XX" was replaced with 5.39.]
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