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GCN Circular 35076

GRB 231117A : MITSuME Akeno optical upper limits
2023-11-17T12:25:57Z (8 months ago)
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H. Takei, N. Higuchi, I. Takahashi, M. Sasada, M. Niwano, S. Sato, S. Hayatsu, H. Seki, Y. Yatsu and N. Kawai  (Tokyo Tech) report on behalf of the MITSuME collaboration:

We observed the field of GRB 231117A (Laha et al. GCN Circular #35071) with the optical three color (g', Rc, and Ic) CCD cameras attached to the MITSuME 50 cm telescope Akeno. 

The observation started at 2023-11-17 08:14:35 UT (5.19 hours after the Swift/BAT trigger). We stacked the images with good conditions. We did not detect any uncatalogued sources within the enhanced Swift/XRT error region (Beardmore et al. GCN Circular #35074). We obtained the 5-sigma limits of the stacked images as follows.

T0+[hour] | MID-UT | T-EXP[sec] | 5-sigma limits
6.38 | 2023-11-17 09:25:57 | 5160 | g'>19.9, Rc>19.9, Ic>19.3
T0+ : Elapsed time after the trigger
T-EXP: Total Exposure time

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