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GCN Circular 32799

Subject
GRB 221009A: Continued LDT Afterglow Monitoring
Date
2022-10-19T03:59:58Z (a year ago)
From
Brendan O'Connor at UMD <oconnorb@umd.edu>
B. O'Connor (UMD/GWU), S. B. Cenko (NASA/GSFC), E. Troja (UTV/ASU),
S. Dichiara (PSU), A. Kutyrev (NASA/GSFC), S. Veilleux (UMD),
J. Durbak (UMD), on behalf of a larger collaboration:

We performed target of opportunity observations of GRB 221009A
(Dichiara et al., GCN 32632, Veres et al., GCN 32636)
with the 4.3m Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) in Happy Jack, AZ.
Observations began on October 13, 2022 at 02:05:29 UT corresponding
to ~9.5 d after the GRB. We obtained images in the riz filters at
an airmass ~1.1 with seeing ~1.7".

The afterglow is clearly detected in each filter. We obtain the
following magnitudes calibrated against the PS1 catalog:

r = 21.68 +/- 0.07 AB mag
i = 20.72 +/- 0.05 AB mag

These magnitudes are not corrected for Galactic extinction.

We thank the staff of the Lowell Observatory for assistance
with these observations.
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