D. Malesani (SISSA/ISAS), P. D'Avanzo (INAF, OABr), G.L. Israel, S.
Piranomonte (INAF, OARm), G. Chincarini (Univ Milano-Bicocca), L. Stella
(INAF, OARm), G. Tagliaferri (INAF, OABr), E. Depagne (ESO), report:
We observed the field of GRB 050714B with the ESO VLT-UT2 (Kueyen)
equipped with the FORS1 instrument. The observing conditions were
moderate, with a seeing of ~1.4 arcsec. Exposures were carried out in
the R band, starting on 2005 Jul 14, 23:37 UT (56 min after the GRB).
Inspection of the XRT error circle (Levan et al., GCN 3613) shows a
bright, single object not visible in the DSS at the approximate
coordinates (error ~1"):
alpha(J2000) = 11:18:47.8
delta(J2000) = -15:32:52.6
Its magnitude is brighter than the DSS limit, so we suggest that this
object is the afterglow of GRB 050714B.
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