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GCN Circular 17337

GRB 150120B, Optical observations
2015-01-21T12:02:24Z (9 years ago)
Shashi Bhushan Pandey at ROTSE <>
S. B. Pandey (ARIES Nainital India, on behalf of larger Indian GRB

The 1.04m Sampurnanand telescope at ARIES Nainital began observations
of the Swift-detected GRB 150120B (D'Elia et al., GCN 17314) starting at
13:34:44 UT on 2015-01-20. Several frames in R_c pass-band 300sec each
were acquired in poor sky conditions.

In the co-added image (6x300 sec), we detect the optical afterglow candidate
at R_c ~ 21.7+-0.1 mag to the location consistent with that reported by
Perley et al. (GCN 17315), Guidorzi et al. (GCN 17316). The temporal
flux decay seems to follow an index of 0.7 at the epoch of our observations
as reported by Perley & Cenko (GCN 17335). The photometry was performed in
comparison to nearby USNO- B1 stars.

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