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GCN Circular 35844

GRB 240229A: DDOTI Upper Limits on the Afterglow
2024-03-02T00:54:46Z (4 months ago)
Kin O. C. L. Mendoza at Instituto de Astronoma, UNAM <>
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Océlotl Lopez (UNAM), Alan M. Watson (UNAM), Rosa L. Becerra (Tor
Vergata Roma),
Margarita Pereyra (UNAM), Nat Butler (ASU), Simone Dichiara (Penn state

university), William H. Lee (UNAM), Alexander Kutyrev (GSFC/UMD),
Tsvetelina Dimitrova (ASU) and Eleonora Troja (Tor Vergata Roma) report:

We observed the field of the Fermi GBM GRB 240229A (Fermi GBM team 2024,
GCN Circ. 35833) with the DDOTI wide-field imager at the Observatorio
Astronómico Nacional on Sierra San Pedro Mártir ( from 2024-03-01  06:10:00 to 12:58:45 UTC
(16.05 to 22.86 hours after the trigger).

We observed a region of 7 degrees in RA by 7 degrees in declination
centered on the Fermi GBM Final Position of RA = 199.18 and Dec = 16.77
(J2000 degrees). This region contains 1 instrumental field or about 49
square degrees. We obtained 103 minutes of exposure per instrumental field
in the w filter. We obtained AB photometry by calibration against the APASS

We detect no likely candidates for the afterglow to our 10-sigma upper
limits of w = 19.90 - 20.64 (inter-quartile).

We thank the staff of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional on San Pedro


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