GCN Circular 28771
P. Gokuldass (UVI), R. Strausbaugh (UVI), N. Orange (OrangeWave Innovative Science, LLC), D. Morris (UVI), A. Cucchiara (UVI/College of Marin) report: We observed the field of GRB201024A (F. E. Marchall et al., GCN 28761) with the 0.5m Virgin Island Robotic Telescope (VIRT) at the University of the Virgin Islands' Etelman Observatory on 10-24-2020 starting at 06:39:34.2 UT (T+3.3 hrs). We performed a series of exposures in R filter with a total exposure of 1430 s. The weather conditions were partly cloudy during the hours of observation with an average arimass of 1.5. We find no new source within the enhanced XRT position error circle (P. A. Evans et al., 28770) and report the following 3-sigma upper limit: T_mid ||Exposure ||Filter ||Limit T+ 5 hrs ||1430s ||R ||>18.9 The limit is estimated from comparison to nearby USNO B1 stars and is not corrected for Galactic extinction. The VIRT is still in the commissioning phase. This work is supported by NASA-MUREP-MIRO grant NNX15AP95A, NSF EiR AST Award 1901296, and NSF HBCU-UP AST Award 1831682. This message can be cited.