GCN Circular 16559
G. Masi, the Virtual Telescope Project - Italy, reports: I started observations of GRB 140709A (Hagen et al. GCN 16546) with the 17" robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope (Ceccano, Italy) at 02:04:00 UT, 3000 seconds after the burst. An optical source is visible where described by Castro-Tirado et al. (GCN 16554) in a image coming from the sum of three, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered. The position of the source is RA: 20h18m38.94s +51d13'29.9" (J2000.0, mean residuals of 0.2") and the magnitude was estimated to be 21.0, assuming R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4. The message may be cited.