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GCN Circular 35979

Subject
X-ray transient EP240315a: Ondrejov D50 optical limit
Date
2024-03-26T11:07:49Z (23 days ago)
From
Martin Jelinek at Astro.Inst-AVCR,Ondrejov <martin.jelinek@asu.cas.cz>
Via
legacy email
Alzbeta Malenakova, Jan Strobl, Martin Jelinek, Rene Hudec and Cyril Polasek
(ASU CAS Ondrejov, CZ), report:

We observed the field of the fast X-ray transient EP240315a detected by Einstein Probe (Zhang et al., GCN 35931) and its optical counterpart AT2024eju detected by ATLAS (Srivastav et al., GCN 35932) with the 50 cm robotic telescope (D50) of Ondrejov observatory in Czech Republic. We obtained a set of 120s SDSS-r' exposures starting at 23:03 UT on March 16.

We measure the optical limit r' > 21.1 in a combined 26x120s image with a mean time T-T0 27.43h post detection, which is in agreement with other observations at similar epoch (e.g. Chen et al., GCN 35938, Leonini et al., 35944).


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