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GCN Circular 29621

GRB 210308A: MITSuME Okayama optical upper limits
2021-03-08T13:51:21Z (3 years ago)
Ryohei Hosokawa at Tokyo Institute of Technology <>
S. Ogata, R. Hosokawa, K. L. Murata, R. Adachi, M. Niwano, F. Ogawa,
N. Nakamura, N. Ito, H. Takamatsu, H. Hara, Y. Yatsu, and N. Kawai
(TokyoTech) report on behalf of the MITSuME collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 210308A (D'Elia et al.,GCN Circular
#29619) with the optical three color (g', Rc, and Ic) CCD cameras
attached to the MITSuME 50 cm telescope of Okayama Astrophysical
Observatory, Okayama, Japan. The observation with a series of 60 sec
exposures started at 2021-03-08 11:03:59 UT.(4.5 hours after Swift BAT
trigger) We stacked the images with good conditions. We did not detect
the optical afterglow reported previously (D'Elia et al.,GCN Circular
#29619) in all three bands.
We obtained the 5-sigma limits of the stacked images as follows.

T0+[hour] MID-UT T-EXP[sec] 5-sigma limits
4.5 11:51:53 4440 g'>17.6, Rc>17.8, Ic>17.8
T0+ : Elapsed time after the burst
T-EXP: Total Exposure time

We used the PS1 catalog for flux calibration.
The magnitudes are expressed in the AB system.
The images were processed in real-time through the MITSuME GPU
reduction pipeline (Niwano et al. 2021, PASJ, Vol.73, Issue 1, Pages
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