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GCN Circular 36731

EP240618a: GSP optical upper limit
2024-06-22T09:48:46Z (21 days ago)
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W. X. Li, S. J. Xue, (NAOC), M. Andrews, J. Farrah, D. A. Howell, M. Newsome, E. Padilla Gonzalez, C. McCully, and G. Terreran (Las Cumbres Observatory), on behalf of a larger collaboration, report:
Following the detection of the fast X-ray transient EP240618a by the Einstein Probe (Sun et al., GCN 36690), we initiated observations of the fast X-ray transient location starting on June 18 at 7:43 UT (~2 hours after the trigger) in the r band. These observations were conducted using the 1-meter telescope at the Las Cumbres Observatory node located at McDonald Observatory in USA.
No new optical source was detected in the co-added images within the EP/FXT error box down to ~21.5 mag.
These observations were taken as part of the Global Supernova Project.
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