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GCN Circular 5290

GRB 060707: BOOTES-IR optical afterglow candidate
2006-07-08T07:43:27Z (18 years ago)
Antonio Deugarte at IAA-CSIC <>
A. de Ugarte Postigo, J.Gorosabel, M. Jelinek, R. Cunniffe,P. Kubanek,
S. Vitek, A. J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC Granada),P. Kubanek (ASU AV CR
Ondrejov & ISDC Versoix) and M. D. Sabau-Graziati (INTA Torrejon de
Ardoz, Madrid) report

Main text:
"The BOOTES-IR 0.6m telescope, located at IAA-CSIC Observatorio de
Sierra  Nevada in Granada (Spain), observed the SWIFT error box for 
GRB 060707 (Moretti et al. GCNC 5285).

Further analysis from the data of the night shows an object with 
R ~ 20.2 mag at coordinates R.A.= 23:48:19.00, Dec. = -17:54:17.0 
(J2000) with estimated uncertanity of 0.7 arcsec is present on 
the frames and not visible on the DSS2 comparison images. Futher
analysis are ongoing in order to check for variability and confirm 
its relationship to GRB 060707.

A finding chart will be soon available at:

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