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GCN Circular 34295

GRB 230723B: MITSuME Ishigaki optical observation
2023-07-30T08:54:50Z (9 months ago)
Natsuki Hayatsu H. at Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory <>
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N. H. Hayatsu, H. Hanayama (NAOJ), M. Sasada, I. Takahashi, M. Niwano, S. Sato, S. Hayatsu, N. Higuchi, H. Takei, H. Seki, Y. Yatsu (Tokyo Tech), K. L. Murata (Kyoto U) and N. Kawai (Riken) report on behalf of the MITSuME collaboration:


We observed the field of GRB 230723B (Page et al. GCN Circular #34234, Campana et al. #34236, Page et al. #34238, Lipunov et al. #34239, Siegle et al. #34240, Agui Fernandez et al. #34241, Adami et al. #34247, Osborne et al. #34248, Mangan et al. #34249, Quadri et al. #34250, Agui Fernandez et al. #34251, Leonini et al. #34252, Ruocco et al. #34253, Pavoni et al. #34254, Lopresti et al. #34259, Anderson et al. #34267, Sanada et al. #34268, and Agui Fernandez et al. #34271) with the optical three color (g', Rc, and Ic) CCD cameras attached to the 105 cm Murikabushi telescope of Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory, Okinawa, Japan. 

The observation with a series of 60 sec exposures started at 2023-07-23 12:21:20.29 UT (2328 seconds after the Swift/BAT detection). In the stacked image at 3193 seconds after the burst, we detected an object of g'=20.5+/-0.2, Rc=19.4+/-0.1, and Ic=19.6+/-0.1 at the coordinate reported by Agui Fernandez et al. #34251. We also report the g’-, Rc- and Ic-band 5-sigma upper limits of the stacked images.

TT0+[sec] | MID-UT | T-EXP[sec] | candidate magnitudes | 5-sigma limits
3193 | 2023-07-23 12:35:45 | 1080 | g'=20.5+/-0.2, Rc=19.4+/-0.1, Ic=19.6+/-0.1 | g'>20.6, Rc>21.2, Ic>20.1
T0+ : Elapsed time after the burst
T-EXP: Total Exposure time

We used PS1 catalog for flux calibration. The conversion from PS1 r and i band to our Rc and Ic band is by the equation of Tonry et al. (2012), Table. 6. The magnitudes are expressed in the AB system. The images were processed through the MITSuME GPU reduction pipeline (Niwano et al. 2021, PASJ, Vol.73, Issue 1, Pages 4-24;
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