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GCN Circular 35381

GRB 231216A: BOOTES-2/TELMA optical upper limit
2023-12-16T20:47:29Z (4 months ago)
Youdong HU at IAA-CSIC <>
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Y.-D. Hu, E. Fernandez-Garcia, A. J. Castro-Tirado, M.D. Caballero-Garcia, R. Sanchez-Ramirez, I. Perez-Garcia, S.-Y. Wu, S. Guziy  (IAA-CSIC), C. Perez del Pulgar, A. Castellon, I. Carrasco, A. Reina (Univ. de Malaga), R. Fernandez-Munoz (IHSM/UMA-CSIC) and M. Jelinek (ASU-CAS), on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:

Following the detection of GRB 231216A by Swift (Sbarrato et al., GCNC 35378), the 0.6m BOOTES-2/TELMA robotic telescope at IHSM La Mayora (UMA-CSIC) in Algarrobo Costa (Malaga, Spain) automatically pointed to the burst position on Dec. 16 at 18:41:57 UT (i.e. ~51 s after notice, 5.3 min after trigger). In the co-added image (28 x 10 s, clear filter), no optical afterglow is detected within the XRT position down to 20.0 mag, which is consistent with both reports from UVOT (Sbarrato et al., GCNC 35378) and MASTER (Lipunov et al. GCNC 35379).

We thank the staff at IHSM/UMA-CSIC La Mayora for their excellent support.
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