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GCN Circular 24334

LIGO/Virgo S190425z: VISTA K-band observations of the Swift/UVOT Transient
2019-04-28T21:30:26Z (5 years ago)
Nial Tanvir at U.Leicester <>
N. R. Tanvir (U. Leicester), C. Gonzalez-Fernandez (IoA, U. Cambridge),
A. J. Levan (Radbound U.), D. B. Malesani (DAWN/NBI and DARK/NBI),
P. A. Evans (U. Leicester) report on behalf of the VINROUGE collaboration:

The location of the variable source reported in Swift/UVOT
observations (Breeveld et al., GCN 24296) appears in a field
imaged by the 4m VISTA telescope as part of our follow-up of the
binary neutron star merger S190425z (LVC collaboration, GCN 24168).
The observations were obtained on 2019-04-28 07:55 UT in the 2.15 um
Ks-filter.  We find no significant flux at the transient location,
corresponding to a 2-sigma limiting magnitude of K(AB)~20.6.
The absence of a detection in these observations suggests that
either it has rapidly faded and/or is not very red in UV-nIR colours.

The faint constant source, close to the UVOT position, noted by 
Palmese et al. (GCN 24312), is marginally visible in our imaging,
at about the 2-sigma level.
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