I. Bikmaev, N. Sakhibullin (Kazan State University),
M.A. Alpar (Sabanci U.), U. Kiziloglu, S. Balman (METU),
Z. Aslan, I. Khamitov (TUG),
R. Burenin, M. Pavlinsky, R. Sunyaev (IKI),
We observed the afterglow of GRB 041006 (G. Da Costa et al., GCN 2765,
P.A. Price, GCN 2766), discovered by HETE (M. Galassi et al., GCN 2770),
with Russian-Turkish 1.5-m telescope (Bakyrlytepe, TUBITAK National
We made 48 x 300 sec images in R between Oct. 18, 19:50 UT, and Oct.
19, 00:37 UT (12.4 d after the burst) using the imaging ANDOR CCD. The
seeing was 1.3-1.6" and weather was clear.
We detected the source at combined image with m_R = 24.0+/-0.2. For
calibration of the R band images we used the reference stars reported in
(A. Henden, GCN 2801).
Part of 8 x 8 arcmin combined RTT150 image of the field and the source
location is presented at:
Our measurement of R magnitude shows clear deviation on the
extrapolation of the early detections on R band light curve and
confirms our previous OT detection above the extrapolation
(S.Balman et al., GCN 2821).
We, probably, see the supernova re-brightening, or the host galaxy.
Supernova bump is more probable since the OT is outside the center of
the host galaxy (J.Fynbo et al., GCN 2802, S. Covino et al., GCN 2803)
and its brightness is still higher than that of the host.
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