Skip to main content
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 21225

GRB 170607A: Correction on the possible host galaxy identification
2017-06-08T17:54:18Z (7 years ago)
Kasper Elm Heintz at Univ. of Iceland and DARK/NBI <>
K. E. Heintz (Univ. of Iceland and DARK/NBI), A. de Ugarte Postigo (IAA-CSIC, DARK/NBI), and S. Schulze (Weizmann Institute) report on behalf of a larger collaboration, 

In our previous GCN (Heintz et al., GCN 21217) we reported a possible SDSS host galaxy at z=0.632. We note, however, that this identification was incorrect, as this galaxy lies a few arcseconds away from the GRB afterglow. However, further analysis of SDSS and Pan-STARRS images do show a possible host galaxy lying just 0.���8 of the afterglow position as measured by UVOT, with a faintness around the Pan-STARRS r-band detection limit.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit