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GCN Circular 34673

GRB230911C: BOOTES-6/DPRT optical upper limit
2023-09-12T01:31:57Z (10 days 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, S.-Y. Wu and A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC, Granada), P. J. Meintjes and H. J. van Heerden (UFS, South Africa), 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 230911C by Swift (Sonbas et al. GCNC 34655), the BOOTES-6/DPRT 0.6m robotic telescope at Boyden Observatory in Maselspoort (South Africa) automatically observed the GRB location starting on Sep. 11, 17:26 UT (~ 8.7 h after trigger). No new optical source is detected on the co-added images (3 x 60 s, i-filter & 3 x 60 s, Z-filter) within the enhanced Swift/XRT error region (Evans et al. GCNC 34658) down to 19.2 mag and 18.5 mag respectively, which are consistent with reports from GOTO (O'Neill et al. GCNC 34662), UVOT (Breeveld et al. GCNC 34665), LCOGT (Strausbaugh et al. GCNC 34667) and MASTER (Lipunov et al. GCNC 34671).

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