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GCN Circular 19808

GRB 160816A: LCOGT-FTN optical candidate
2016-08-17T08:17:39Z (8 years ago)
Cristiano Guidorzi at Ferrara U,Italy <>
C. Guidorzi (U. Ferrara), S. Kobayashi, I.A. Steele (LJMU), C.G. Mundell 
(U. Bath), A. Gomboc (U. Nova Gorica) on behalf of a large collaboration 

The 2-m LCOGT Faulkes Telescope North began observing Fermi-LAT GRB 
160816A (Racusin et al., GCN 19802) on August 17, 07:23:08 UT (13.9 
hours after the burst trigger). Inside the Swift-XRT error circle of the 
X-ray afterglow candidate (Kennea et al., GCN 19806) we find an 
uncatalogued source at the following position:

RA(J2000)=  21:29:38.58
Dec(J2000)= +37:07:58.7

with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcsec and r~21.0 +- 0.2 mag (AB).
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