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GCN Circular 20836

Subject
Swift trigger 741567: MASTER red star flare detection
Date
2017-03-08T08:41:26Z (7 years ago)
From
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <lipunov@xray.sai.msu.ru>
Natalia Tyurina (Main MASTER telegram editor, Lomonosov Moscow State 
University)

V.M.Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy, V.G.Kornilov, D.Kuvshinov,
P.Balanutsa, A.Kuznetsov, V.V.Chazov, A.V.Krylov, I.Gorbunov
Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University

D.Buckley
South African Astronomical Observatory

V.Yurkov, A. Gabovich, Yu.Sergienko
Blagoveschensk Educational State University, Blagoveschensk

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

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

R. Podesta, Carlos Lopez and Federico Podesta
Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar (OAFA)

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

R. Rebolo, M. Serra, N. Lodieu, G. Israelian
The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias


MASTER-SAAO  robotic telescope (MASTER-Net: 
http://observ.pereplet.ru) located in SAAO was pointed to the 
SWIFT-BAT 741567 trigger   106 sec after 
trigger time at 2017-03-08 03:32:39 UT. On our 1-th (100s exposure) 
set we  found 1 optical transient within SWIFT error-box (ra=260.067 
dec=-24.8406 r=0.1)


  T-Tmid      Date      Time       Expt.        Ra                Dec           Mag
---------|---------------------|-------|-----------------|-----------------|-------
      542   2017-03-08 03:32:39     100   (17h 20m 04.16s , -24d 47m 28.8s)     14.02

The 5-sigma upper limit has been about 17.4 mag

There is USNO-B1 red star with R1=15.96,R2=17.44,B2=19.79,I=12.42, 
(J-K)=2.1
We have reference unfiltered image in MASTER-OAFA (Argentina) m = 16.6 . 
The detection images and reference image are available at
master.sai.msu.ru/static/OT/MASTEROTJ172004.16-244728.8.jpg

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