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GCN Circular 18379

GRB 151001A: NOT imaging
2015-10-02T09:07:50Z (9 years ago)
Thomas Kruehler at MPE Garching <>
T. Kruehler (MPE), J. P. U. Fynbo, D. Malesani (DARK/NBI), and P. 
Jakobsson (U. Iceland) report on behalf of a larger collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 151001A (Swift trigger 657286, Stamatikos 
et al., GCN Circ. 18373) with the 2.5-m Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) 
equipped with ALFOSC on the evening of 01-Oct-2015 between 19:55-20:24 
UT (5 hr after the burst). In SDSS filters r and g we clearly detect the 
optical afterglow of GRB 151001A at the position given by UVOT 
(Stamatikos et al., GCN Circ. 18373). We derive AB magnitudes of

g = 22.18 +/- 0.05
r = 21.51 +/- 0.08

calibrated against SDSS field stars. The g-r color of the afterglow is 
relatively red compared to typical afterglows.
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