GCN Circular 2010
A. Oksanen (Nyrola Observatory), R. Henriksson and M. Tuukkanen (the Finnish Deep Sky section of Astronomical Association Ursa) report: We observed the optical afterglow of GRB030329 reported by Peterson and Price (GCN 1985) visually about 8 hours after the burst. M. Tuukkanen observed the OT In Pornainen, Finland with a 0.63 m Newton telescope for about one hour starting March 29, 2003 19:30 UT. He reported it as a faint starlike object seen easily with direct vision. He did not see any flickering or distinct color. R. Henriksson was observing in Orivesi, Finland with his 0.30 m Newton telescope using 200x magnification at 20:05 UT. He reported the object stellar and faint, visible only with averted vision. His scanned sketch with notes is available on web: http://archive.ermiksson.net/record.php?id=4112 Both observers estimated the visual magnitude as 14.3 by using the 14.2 magnitude GSC 1434:322 star North of OT as reference. This message may be cited.