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GCN Circular 363

Identification of a possible optical counterpart for GRB990704
1999-07-05T12:54:24Z (25 years ago)
Alain Maury at OCA <>
Alain Maury (OCA), Boris Gaillard (OCA) and Michel Boer (CESR) report on
behalf of the OCA/CESR GRB collaboration, the tentative identification
of a possible optical counterpart for GRB990704 announced in GCN#360 and
GCN#361 on CCD images obtained on the 90cm Schmidt telescope of the
Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur.
An object which is not detected on the POSS has been detected at
RA2000.0 12h19m29.29s -03=B047'25.8" at m19.4 (unfiltered images) on July
4th 21h01 UT.
Contact information : or
Web page with images at :

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[GCN OPS NOTE:  Due to a processing problem at the GCN end, this circular
was delayed in distribution (as were others, which see).  It was received
at 00:34:58 UT 05 Jul 99.  It was received before GCN#362.
Also, please note that the problem seems to be due to a problem
with the account.  Until I can resolve
this problem with the System Administrators during tomorrow's normal business
hours (today is a National holiday), please send any future notices
to the gcncirc@lheawww account AND
to the, i.e. the account name is the same
but a second host machine has been added.  The second account@host is
also working.]
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