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GCN Circular 34014

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S230618az: Global MASTER-Net observations report
Date
2023-06-19T01:02:45Z (a year ago)
From
Vladimir Lipunov at Moscow State U/Krylov Obs <lipunov@xray.sai.msu.ru>
V. Lipunov, V.Kornilov, E.Gorbovskoy, K.Zhirkov, N.Tyurina, P.Balanutsa, A.Kuznetsov, D. Vlasenko, 
G.Antipov, D.Zimnukhov, V.Senik, E.Minkina, A.Chasovnikov, V.Topolev, D.Kuvshinov,  D.Cheryasov, Ya.Kechin
(Lomonosov Moscow State University, SAI, Physics Department),

R. Podesta, C.Lopez, F. Podesta, C.Francile 
(Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar OAFA),

R. Rebolo, M. Serra 
(The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias),

D. Buckley 
(South African Astronomical Observatory),

O.A. Gres, N.M. Budnev
(Irkutsk State University, API),

L.Carrasco, J.R.Valdes, V.Chavushyan, V.M.Patino Alvarez, J.Martinez, A.R.Corella, L.H.Rodriguez 
(INAOE, Guillermo Haro Astrophysics Observatory),

A. Tlatov, D. Dormidontov 
(Kislovodsk Solar Station of the Pulkovo Observatory),

A. Gabovich, V.Yurkov 
(Blagoveschensk Educational State University)


MASTER-OAFA robotic telescope  (Global MASTER-Net: http://observ.pereplet.ru, Lipunov et al., 2010, Advances in Astronomy, vol. 2010, 30L)  located in Argentina (OAFA observatory of San Juan National University) started inspect of the LIGO/Virgo S230618az errorbox  19624 sec after notice time and 19708 sec after trigger time at 2023-06-19 00:37:27 UT, with upper limit up to  16.1 mag. The observations began at zenith distance = 67 deg. The sun  altitude  is -37.1 deg. 

The galactic latitude b =  2 deg., longitude l = 159 deg.


Real time updated cover map and OT discovered available here: 
https://master.sai.msu.ru/site/master2/ligo_1.php?id=12126

We obtain a following upper limits.  

Tmid-T0  |      Date Time      |          Site       |             Coord (J2000)          |Filt.| Expt. | Limit| Comment
_________|_____________________|_____________________|____________________________________|_____|_______|_______|________

   19798 | 2023-06-19 00:37:27 |         MASTER-OAFA | (18h 26m 31.82s , -10d 43m 09.2s) |   C |   180 | 16.1 |        
Filter C is a clear (unfiltred) band. 


The observation and reduction will continue. 
The message may be cited.


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