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GCN Circular 31038

GRB 211023B: Subaru optical observation
2021-11-04T10:42:09Z (3 years ago)
Takanori Sakamoto at AGU <>
T. Sakamoto (AGU), G.S.H. Paek (SNU), Y. Urata (NCU),
E. Troja (NASA/GSFC), M. Im (SNU), K. Aoki (NAOJ)
report on behalf of Subaru GRB team:

We observed the field of GRB 211023B (Dichiara et al., GCN Circ. 30960)
with Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) on the Subaru 8.2 m telescope starting from
13:36 on October 28 about 4.7 days after the trigger.  Observations were
performed in the r filter for a total of 4800 s (32 x 150 s) exposure.

At a position consistent with the UVOT localization (Kuin & Dichiara, GCN Circ. 30975)
and the Legacy Survey object (Pozanenko et al. GCN 30972), we detect an optical
source with magnitude r~23.6 AB. Since the source appears clearly extended in our images
and its brightness is consistent with the Gemini-North observation (Rastinejad et al., GCN Circ. 31002),
archival HSC g-band images of March 2016, and CFHT archival r-band images of September 2020,
we conclude that the source detected by Subaru is dominated by the host galaxy contribution,
in agreement with Rastinejad et al. (GCN Circ. 31002).

We would like to thank the Subaru director, Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida for
approving our ToO, and Dr. Tsuyoshi Terai and Dr. Ichi Tanaka for supporting
our observation.
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