GCN Circular 3927
Andrew Levan, Nial Tanvir (University of Hertfordshire) The BAT error box for the possible GRB 050906 (Swift trigger #=153866, Krimm et al. GCN 3926) contains the bright (K~11), low redshift galaxy IC 328 (part of a small group) at z=0.03 (130 Mpc). Such galaxies are rare in GRB error boxes. If GRB 050906 is a long duration GRB the presence of the galaxy could be indicative of a GRB 980425/SN1998bw -like event. If the burst is short then the distance to IC 328 is somewhat larger than the distance at which the giant flare from SGR 1806-20 could have been observed. Either possibility would be of considerable interest, so although the reality of the burst has yet to be confirmed, afterglow searches are to be encouraged.