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GCN Circular 29160

GRB 201223A: BOOTES-4/MET early optical observation
2020-12-23T19:05:41Z (4 years ago)
Youdong HU at IAA-CSIC <>
Y.-D. Hu, E. Fernandez-Garcia, M. A. Castro, A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC), C. Perez del Pulgar, A. Castellon, I. Carrasco (Univ. de Malaga), S. Guziy (Univ. of Nikolaev) and D. Xiong, Y. Fan, X. Zhao, J. Bai, C. Wang, Y. Xin (Yunnan Nacional Astronomical Observatory) on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:

Following the detection of GRB 201223A by Swift (Gropp et al. GCNC 29158), the 0.6m BOOTES-4/MET robotic telescope at Lijiang Astronomical
Observatory (China) started to gather images in clear filter starting at 18:01:22 UT (~176 s after trigger). The optical afterglow reported by Swift/UVOT (Gropp et al. GCNC 29158), MASTER (Lipunov et al. GCNC 29157) and Nanshan/NEXT (Zhu et al. GCNC 29159) is detected with a magnitude of 15.7+-0.15. Additional observations are ongoing.

We thank the staff at Lijiang observatory for their excellent support.
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