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GCN Circular 3194

GRB 050408, optical observations
2005-04-08T20:56:55Z (19 years ago)
Sylvio Klose at TLS Tautenburg <>
S. Klose, U. Laux, and B. Stecklum, Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg,
J. Greiner, MPE Garching,


Tautenburg started observing the field of GRB 050408 (Sakamoto et al.
2005, GCN 3189) at 19:01 UT on Apr 08. Observations were performed in
V, R, and I, even though the weather conditions were not good.

A first inspection of the R-band images obtained between 19:29 and 19:40
UT does not show a source in the Swift/XRT error circle, implying R>20
about 3 hrs after the burst.
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