L. Amati and F. Frontera, ITESRE, CNR, Bologna, L.A. Antonelli, Osservatorio
Astronomico di Roma, G. Cusumano, IFCAI, CNR, G. Gandolfi and E. Costa,
Palermo, M.R. Daniele, BeppoSAX SDC, Telespazio, Roma, and P. Giommi,
BeppoSAX SDC, ASI, Rome. on behalf of the BeppoSAX Team report:
"The BeppoSAX NFIs observed the region of GRB990705 (IAUC 7218) from
Jul 6.142 (11 hours after the BeppoSAX GRBM+WFC trigger) to Jul 8.096 UT
for a total MECS on source exposure time of 78 ksec.
A preliminary analysis of the data shows a strong and variable contamination
of the field by stray radiation coming from LMC X-2, which lies just outside
the detector field of view (52 arcmin from the center). A more refined
quick-look analysis detection reported in GCN #373.
[GCN OP NOTE: Circular 383 contained a typographical error which was corrected
in Circular 384 (a few minutes later). Please disregard 383.]