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GCN Circular 5276

GRB 060614: redshift confirmation
2006-06-21T17:21:33Z (18 years ago)
Daniele Malesani at SISSA-ISAS,Trieste,Italy <>
D. Fugazza (INAF/OABr), D. Malesani (SISSA), P. Romano, G. Tagliaferri, 
S. Covino (INAF/OABr), G. Chincarini (INAF/OABr & Univ. Milano-Bicocca), 
M. Della Valle (INAF/OAA), F. Fiore, & L. Stella (INAF/OAR), report on 
behalf of the MISTICI collaboration:

We observed the afterglow of GRB 060614 (Parsons et al., GCN 5252; 
Mangano et al., GCN 5254; Brown et al., GCN 5262) with VLT+FORS2. A 
spectrum was taken with the grism 300V (resolution ~10 A, wavelength 
coverage 4500-9500 A). The total exposure time was 50 min, with mean 
time Jun 21.365 UT.

Based on the identification of several emission lines, among which 
Halpha, weak Hbeta, [OIII] 4959, [OIII] 5007, we confirm the redshift 
z=0.125 reported by Price et al. (GCN 5275).

We acknowledge the excellent support from the ESO staff, in particular 
Riccardo Scarpa.

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