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GCN Circular 2148

GRB 030418: Optical afterglow candidate
2003-04-18T14:09:27Z (21 years ago)
Paul Price at RSAA, ANU <>
P.A. Price, R. McNaught, G.J. Garradd, M.A. Verrender and T.M. Smith
(RSAA, ANU) report:

We have observed the error-circle of HETE trigger #2686 (GRB 030418) with
the Siding Spring Observatory 40-inch telescope + Direct Imager.  Our
observations consisted of 5x300 sec exposures in R-band, commencing at
April 18.51 UT.  We identify in our images a source not present on the
DSS2 F or N plates.  The source has no apparent proper motion between
our images, and is located at:

	RA: 10:54:33.69   Dec: -7:01:40.8   J2000

with an estimated error of 0.5 arcsec.  We estimate that the source was 
R ~ 18.8 mag at the time of our observations.

Further observations are planned.

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