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GCN Circular 34441

GRB230815A: BOOTES-6/DPRT optical upper limit
2023-08-15T21:30:53Z (9 months ago)
Youdong HU at IAA-CSIC <>
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E. Fernandez-Garcia, Y.-D. Hu, I. Perez-Garcia, M.D. Caballero-Garcia, R. Sanchez-Ramirez, S. Guziy and A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC, Granada), P. J. Meintjes and H. J. van Heerden (UFS, SouthAfrica), A. Martin-Carrillo and L. Hanlon (UCD, Ireland) and C. J. Perez del Pulgar (UMA, Malaga), on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:

Following the detection of GRB 230815A by Swift (Klingler et al. GCNC 34434) and Fermi (Mayland et al. GCNC 34440), the BOOTES-6/DPRT 0.6m robotic telescope at Boyden Observatory in Maselspoort (South Africa) automatically observed the GRB location starting on Aug. 15, 19:21 UT (~ 8.5 h after trigger). No new optical source is detected on the co-added image (5 x 60 s, clear filter) within the enhanced Swift/XRT error region (Beardmore et al. GCNC 34437) down to 19.5 mag.

We thank the staff at Boyden Observatory for their excellent support.
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