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GCN Circular 29936

GRB 210504A: MITSuME Akeno optical upper limits
2021-05-04T23:35:54Z (3 years ago)
Ryohei Hosokawa at Tokyo Institute of Technology <>
R. Hosokawa, K. L. Murata, M. Niwano, N. Ito, H. Takamatsu, Y. Imai,
S. Sato, M. Takaku, R. Noto, R. Yamaguchi, Y. Yatsu, and N. Kawai
(TokyoTech) report on behalf of the MITSuME collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 210504A (Beardmore et al. GCN Circular #29929, Lien
 et al. GCN Circular #29930) with the optical three color (g', Rc, and
Ic) CCD cameras attached to the MITSuME 50 cm telescope of Akeno
Observatory, Yamanashi, Japan. The observation with a series of 60 sec
exposures started at 2021-05-04 14:55:16 UT (1.0 hour after the BAT
trigger, Lien et al. GCN Circular #29930). We stacked the images with
good conditions. We did not detect any uncatalogued sources within the
XRT error circle (Beardmore et al. GCN Circular #29929) in all three
bands. We obtained the 5-sigma limits of the stacked images as

T0+[hour] MID-UT T-EXP[sec] 5-sigma limits
1.1 2021-05-04 15:01 300 g���>15.9, Rc>16.2, Ic>15.9
2.8 2021-05-04 16:42 2580 g���>18.3, Rc>18.7, Ic>18.3
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,
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