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GCN Circular 35363

GRB 231215A: BOOTES-4/MET optical detection
2023-12-15T21:36:53Z (6 months ago)
Youdong HU at IAA-CSIC <>
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Y.-D. Hu, E. Fernandez-Garcia, I. Perez-Garcia, M.D. Caballero-Garcia, R. Sanchez-Ramirez, S. Guziy, S.-Y. Wu and A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC, Granada), C. Perez del Pulgar, A. Castellon, I. Carrasco (Univ. de Malaga) and D. R. Xiong, Y. F. Fan, J. M. Bai, C. J. Wang, Y. X. Xin, X. H. Zhao (Yunnan Observatories of CAS) on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:

Following the detection of GRB 231215A by Swift (D'Avanzo et al. GCNC 35343) and AGILE (Verrecchia et al. GCNC 35361), the 0.6m BOOTES-4/MET robotic telescope at Lijiang Astronomical Observatory (China) automatically responded to this burst starting on Dec. 15 at 14:11 UT (~4.4 hrs after trigger). A series of images in clear filter were gathered and the optical afterglow was detected within the enhanced Swift/XRT position (Goad et al. GCNC 35357) for which we measure a magnitude of 19.91 +- 0.14 on the co-added 60 s x 15 image, which is consistent with the detections of MASTER (Lipunov et al. GCNC 35347), Mondy (Pankov et al. GCNC 34349), MITSuME (Sasada et al. GCNC 35351), Nanshan/HMT (An et al. GCNC 35353) and GROWTH-India (Wagh et al. GCNC 35354). Further imaging is ongoing.

We thank the staff at Lijiang observatory for their excellent support.
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