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GCN Circular 16119

GRB 140419A (Swift trigger 596426) : KAIT optical candidate
2014-04-19T04:29:15Z (10 years ago)
Weikang Zheng at UC Berkeley <>
WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko, Adam Morgan (UC Berkeley), and
S. B. Cenko (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) report on behalf of the
KAIT GRB team:

The 0.76-m Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT), located at
Lick Observatory, responded to Swift trigger 596426. A bright
(R~13.5) optical counterpart un-cataloged in DSS image was detected
at location of Ra, DEC (J2000):


with uncertainty of about 1". We suggest this to be the afterglow of
the GRB. Follow-up observations encouraged.
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