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GCN Circular 34662

GRB 230911C: GOTO optical upper limits
2023-09-11T16:16:25Z (8 months ago)
Amit Kumar at University of Warwick, UK <>
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D. O’Neill; A. Kumar; B. P. Gompertz; K. Ulaczyk; G. Ramsay; R. Starling; K. Ackley; M. J. Dyer; J. Lyman; F. Jiminez-Ibarra; D. Steeghs; D. K. Galloway; V. Dhillon; P. O'Brien; K. Noysena; R. Kotak; R. P. Breton; L. K. Nuttall; E. Pall'e and D. Pollacco report on behalf of the GOTO collaboration:

We report on observations with the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO; Steeghs et al. 2022) in response to GRB 230911C (Sonbas et al., GCN 34655). Three targeted observations were performed by GOTO-South, located at Siding Spring Observatory, between 08:52:42 UT and 09:14:52 UT on 2023-09-11 (5.28, 16.08 and 27.47 minutes after trigger). Each observation consisted of 4x90s exposures in the GOTO L-band (400-700 nm). Images were processed immediately after acquisition using the GOTO pipeline. We identify no candidate optical counterparts within the enhanced XRT localisation region (Evans et al., GCN 34658). The 5-sigma limiting magnitudes were 20.7, 20.4 and 21.0 mag, respectively.

GOTO ( is a network of telescopes operated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, Spain, and Siding Spring Observatory in NSW, Australia, on behalf of a consortium including the University of Warwick, Monash University, Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, the University of Leicester, the University of Sheffield, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), the University of Turku, the University of Portsmouth, the University of Manchester and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). We note that this is the first scientific contribution from GOTO-South.
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