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GCN Circular 18977

GRB 160131A: VLA detection
2016-02-02T21:22:19Z (8 years ago)
Tanmoy Laskar at UC Berkeley <>
T. Laskar (NRAO / UC Berkeley), K. D. Alexander, and E. Berger (Harvard)
report on behalf of a larger collaboration:

"We observed GRB 160131A (Page & Barthelmy; GCN 18951) at multiple
frequencies with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) beginning on
2016 February 01.11 UT (0.76 days after the burst). At a mean frequency of
21.8 GHz, we detect a radio source with a preliminary flux density of ~
0.53 mJy at

RA = 15:12:40.351 +/- 0.001
Dec = -07:02:58.80 +/- 0.02

consistent with the enhanced Swift/XRT position (Goad et al.; GCN 18958)
and the optical position (Page & Barthelmy.; GCN 18951, Yurkov et al.; GCN
18952). Follow-up observations are planned. We thank the VLA staff for
rapidly scheduling these observations."
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