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GCN Circular 22190

GRB 171205A: GOTO detection of the optical counterpart
2017-12-06T16:56:54Z (6 years ago)
Rhaana Starling at U of Leicester <>
D.Steeghs, R.Cutter, K.Ulaczyk, D.Pollacco, R.West, A.Levan, J.Lyman, P.Chote, J.McCormac, K.Wiersema (U. Warwick)
G.Ramsay (Armagh O.)
R.Starling, P.O'Brien, R.Eyles (U. Leicester)
D.K.Galloway, E.Rol, E.Thrane, K.Ackley, A.Casey (Monash U.)
V.Dhillon, M.Dyer, S.Littlefair, E.Daw, J.Mullaney, L.Makrygianni, J.Maund (U. Sheffield)
S.Poshyachinda, S.Aukkaravittayapun, U.Sawangwit, S.Awiphan, D.Mkrtichian (NARIT)

report on behalf of the GOTO collaboration:

The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer observed the field of GRB 171205A (trigger=794972, D'Elia et al. GCN Circ. 22177) from Roque de los Muchachos Observatory beginning at 2017-12-06T04:24:31 UT, 21.07 hours since burst, in several wide-band filters.

In a combined L-band image (400-700nm passband), with a total exposure time of 1440s at a mid-time 04:57:38 UT, 21.36 hours since burst, we detect the optical counterpart (Selsing et al. GCN Circ. 22180; Emery & D'Elia GCN Circ. 22181; Butler et al. GCN Circ. 22182; Mao et al. GCN Circ. 22186; Choi & Im GCN Circ. 22188) with a preliminary magnitude of V=18.95 +/- 0.15 based on a comparison to APASS V-band calibrators. Galaxy contamination is likely leading to an additional systematic uncertainty.
An image can be viewed here:<>

Further observations are scheduled.

GOTO is operated at the La Palma observing facilities of the University of Warwick on behalf of a consortium including the University of Warwick, Monash University, Armagh Observatory, the University of Leicester, the University of Sheffield, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) and the Instituto de Astrof�sica de Canarias (IAC)
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