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GCN Circular 19933

GRB 160917A: RATIR Optical and NIR Observations
2016-09-18T16:31:29Z (8 years ago)
Nat Butler at Az State U <>
Nat Butler (ASU), Alan M. Watson (UNAM), Alexander Kutyrev (GSFC), William
H. Lee (UNAM), Michael G. Richer (UNAM), Ori Fox (STScI), J. Xavier
Prochaska (UCSC), Josh Bloom (UCB), Antonino Cucchiara (UVI), Eleonora
Troja (GSFC), Owen Littlejohns (ASU), Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (UCSC), Jos�� A.
de Diego (UNAM), Leonid Georgiev (UNAM), Jes��s Gonz��lez (UNAM), Carlos
Rom��n-Z����iga (UNAM), Neil Gehrels (GSFC), Harvey Moseley (GSFC), John
Capone (UMD), V. Zach Golkhou (ASU), and Vicki Toy (UMD) report:

We observed the field of GRB 160917A (Racusin, et al., GCN 19926) with the
Reionization and Transients Infrared Camera (RATIR; on the
1.5m Harold Johnson Telescope at the Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional on
Sierra San Pedro M��rtir from 2016/09 18.12 to 2016/09 18.36 UTC (15.39 to
21.08 hours after the BAT trigger), obtaining a total of 3.72 hours
exposure in the r and i bands and 1.63 hours exposure in the Z, Y, J, and H

For a source within the Swift-XRT error circle (Evans et al., GCN 19927),
in comparison with the USNO-B1 and 2MASS catalogs, we obtain the following
upper limits (3-sigma):

  r > 24.31
  i > 24.28
  Z > 23.20
  Y > 22.90
  J > 22.57
  H > 22.20

These magnitudes are in the AB system and are not corrected for Galactic
extinction in the direction of the GRB.

We thank the staff of the Observatorio Astron��mico Nacional in San Pedro
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