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GCN Circular 19774

GRB 160804A: GROND observations
2016-08-05T15:06:51Z (8 years ago)
Jan Bolmer at MPE/Garching <>
J. Bolmer and J. Greiner (both MPE Garching) report on behalf
of the GROND team:

We observed the field of GRB 160804A (Swift trigger 707231; Marshall et
al., GCN #19761) simultaneously in g'r'i'z'JHK with GROND (Greiner
et al. 2008, PASP 120, 405) mounted at the 2.2m MPG telescope at the
ESO La Silla Observatory (Chile).

Observations started at 23:12:02 UT on 2016-08-04, 21.7 hr after the GRB
trigger. They were performed at an average seeing of 1.3", at an
average airmass of 1.5.

We clearly detect the source reported by Breeveld et al. (GCN #19764), Tyurina et al.
(GCN #19768), Malesani et al. (GCN #19770), Moskvitin et al. (GCN #19771)
and Xu et al. (GCN #19773).

Based on images with 84 min of total exposure in g'r'i'z'
and 80 min in JHK at a mid-time of 00:15:10 UT on 2016-08-05,
we derive the following preliminary magnitudes (all in AB system):

g' = 21.50 +- 0.03 mag
r' = 21.21 +- 0.03 mag
i' = 20.85 +- 0.03 mag
z' = 20.66 +- 0.03 mag
J = 20.20 +- 0.07 mag
H = 19.88 +- 0.07 mag
K = 19.69 +- 0.12 mag

Given magnitudes are calibrated against SDSS as well as 2MASS
field stars and are not corrected for the expected Galactic foreground
extinction corresponding to a reddening of E_(B-V) = 0.02 mag in the
direction of the burst (Schlafly & Finkbeiner 2011).

We note that our r���- and z���-band magnitudes are consistent with
the SDSS catalog magnitudes of the host galaxy (as reported by Malesani et
al., GCN #19770).
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