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GCN Circular 22979

GRB 180720B : TSHAO optical observations
2018-07-20T21:36:57Z (6 years ago)
Alexei Pozanenko at IKI, Moscow <>
I. Reva (FAPHI), A. Pozanenko (IKI), A. Volnova (IKI),  E. Mazaeva (IKI), 
A. Kusakin (FAPHI),  M. Krugov (FAPHI) report on behalf of larger GRB
follow-up collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 180720B (Siegel  et al., GCN 22973)  with 
Zeiss-1000 telescope of Tien Shan Astronomical Observatory starting on July 
20  (UT) 19:46:17. We obtained several images in R and B-filters.  The 
optical afterglow (Martone et al. GCN 22976;  Sasadaet al., GCN 22977)  is 
clearly detected in both filters.  Preliminary photometry  of the afterglow 
at  (UT, mid time) 19:59 is R =17.1 +/- 0.1. The photometry is based on 
nearby USNO-B1.0 (R2) stars.
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