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GCN Circular 23476

GRB 181201A MASTER-Net OT continued observation
2018-12-01T17:24:28Z (6 years ago)
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <>
V. Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy, V.Kornilov, D.Kuvshinov, N.Tyurina, 
A.Kuznetsov, V.V.Chazov, D. Vlasenko
Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University

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

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

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

R. Podesta, Carlos Lopez and F. 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, L. Suarez-Andres
The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

D. Buckley, S. Potter, A. Kniazev, M. Kotze
South African Astronomical Observatory

MASTER-Kislovodsk robotic telescope (MASTER-Net:, Lipunov et al., 2010, Advances in Astronomy, 
vol. 2010, 30L) located in Russia (Lomonosov MSU, Kislovodsk Solar Station 
of Pulkovo observatory) was pointed to the  GRB181201A (Mereghetti et 
al., GCN #23469) ~13.3 hours after trigger time at 2018-12-01 15:57:35 UT.
On our first (180s exposure)  set we  found  optical transient detected 
by MASTER-OAFA (Podesta et al,  GCN 23470; Gorbovskoy et al., Atel 
#12255; also observed by Kong GCN #23475;).

  T-Tmid      Date      Time       Expt.        Ra                Dec           Mag
  47915s   2018-12-01 15:57:35     180    (21h 17m 11.11s , -12d 37m 50.9s)    17.6

The 5-sigma upper limit has been about 18.3 mag

The galactic latitude b = -39 deg., longitude l = 39 deg.
The observations made on zenit distance = 64 deg.The moon (32 % bright 
part) below the horizon (The altitude of the Moon is -41 deg. ).
The sun  altitude  is -25.6 deg.
The object can be observed till sunrise at 2018-12-02 04:21:42 UT.

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