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GCN Circular 17437

GRB 150211A: RATIR Optical and NIR Observations
2015-02-11T13:41:02Z (9 years ago)
Owen Littlejohns at Az State U <>
Owen Littlejohns (ASU), Nat Butler (ASU), Alan M. Watson (UNAM),
Alexander Kutyrev (GSFC), William H. Lee (UNAM), Michael G. Richer
(UNAM), Chris Klein (UCB), Ori Fox (UCB), J. Xavier Prochaska
(UCSC), Josh Bloom (UCB), Antonino Cucchiara (ORAU/GSFC), Eleonora
Troja (GSFC), Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (UCSC), Jos�� A. de Diego (UNAM),
Leonid Georgiev (UNAM), Jes��s Gonz��lez (UNAM), Carlos Rom��n-Z����iga
(UNAM), Neil Gehrels (GSFC), and Harvey Moseley (GSFC) report:

We observed the field of GRB 150211A (Starling, et al., GCN 17434)
with the Reionization and Transients Infrared Camera (RATIR; on the 1.5m Harold Johnson Telescope at the
Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional on Sierra San Pedro M��rtir from
2015/02 11.50 to 2015/02 11.53 UTC (0.05 to 1.29 hours after the
BAT trigger), obtaining a total of 1.07 hours exposure in the r, i
and z bands.

For a source within the Swift-XRT error circle (Campana, et al.,
GCN 17435), in comparison with USNO-B1 and 2MASS, we obtain the
following upper limits (3-sigma):

  r     > 23.34
  i     > 23.71
  z     > 20.21

These magnitudes are in the AB system and are not corrected for
Galactic extinction in the direction of the GRB. These upper
limits are consistent with observations by the Swift-UVOT (Chester,
et al, GCN 17436) and MASTER II robotic telescope (Ivanov, et al,
GCN 17433).

We thank the staff of the Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional in San Pedro
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