GCN Circular 1849
A. Oksanen (Jyvaskylan Sirius ry) reports on behalf of Nyrola Observatory GRB-team and AAVSO International GRB Network: A 24' x 16 arcmin field covering the corrected INTEGRAL error circle of GRB 030131 (GCN 1848) was imaged with the 0.4m SCT at the Nyrola Observatory starting at February 1, 2003 03:49 UT, 20 hours after the burst. The 19 x 180s Rc-exposures were sigma reject combined and compared to the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2R) and one faint (R=20.5) new object was found near the image limit. The position of the suspect is: 13:28:28.46 +30:42:05.4 J2000 using the USNO-A2.0 reference catalog. The combined image may contain some processing artifacts so the confidence that the suspect is a GRB OT is not very high. The FITS frame and a JPEG picture showing the corrected error circle plus the suspect OT are available on: http://nyrola.jklsirius.fi/grb/grb030131/ This message may be cited.