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GCN Circular 19367

GRB 160501A MASTER-NET early observations
2016-05-01T09:23:39Z (8 years ago)
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <>
V. Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy,   N.Tyurina, V.Kornilov, P.Balanutsa, 
A.Kuznetsov, D.Kuvshinov,
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Sternberg Astronomical Institute

D.Buckley, S. Potter, A.Kniazev, M.Kotze
South African Astronomical Observatory

K.Ivanov, S.Yazev, N.M.Budnev, O.Gres, O.Chuvalaev, V.A.Poleshchuk
Irkutsk State University

A. Tlatov, A.V. Parhomenko, D. Dormidontov, V.Senik
Kislovodsk Solar Station of the Pulkovo Observatory

V.Yurkov, Yu.Sergienko, D.Varda, E.Sinyakov
Blagoveschensk Educational State University, Blagoveschensk

V.Krushinski, I.Zalozhnih,  A. Popov
Ural Federal University, Kourovka

Hugo Levato and Carlos Saffe
Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas, de la Tierra y del Espacio (ICATE)

Claudio Mallamaci, Carlos Lopez and Federico Podest
Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar (OAFA)

R. Rebolo, M. Serra, N. Lodieu, G. Israelian, L. Suarez-Andres
The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

MASTER II  robotic telescope (MASTER-Net: 
located in SAAO was pointed to the  GRB160501A 24 sec after notice time 
and 106 sec after trigger time at 2016-05-01 00:42:21 UT in two 
polarizations. On our first (20s exposure)  set we haven`t found optical 
transient  within SWIFT error-box (Cummings et al GCN 19365).
The 5-sigma upper limit has been about 17.5 mag  on single (20 s exposure) 
and   19.1 mag  at coadd of first 10 images (with total exposure 780 s).
Not very depth upper limits are explained by the proximity to the Moon.
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