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GCN Circular 3116

GRB 050319: Detection of Possible Optical Counterpart
2005-03-19T09:54:36Z (19 years ago)
Eli Rykoff at U of Michigan/ROTSE <>
E. Rykoff (Umich), B. Schaefer (LSU), R. Quimby (UTexas) report on 
behalf of the ROTSE collagoration:

ROTSE-IIIb, located at McDonald Observatory, Texas, responded to GRB 
050319 (Swift 11162) in 9.2 s, 27 s after the burst.  Our unfiltered 
images detect a 16th magnitude, fading source at:

    10:16:47.9       +43:32:54.5

Continuing observations are in progress.  The object is at ~18th 
magnitude, around 940 seconds after the burst.
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