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GCN Circular 6266

Subject
GRB 070406: "Star" in XRT error circle S2 is an AGN?
Date
2007-04-10T21:45:34Z (17 years ago)
From
Edo Berger at Carnegie Obs <eberger@ociw.edu>
E. Berger (Carnegie Observatories) reports:

"Inspection of our Gemini-North/GMOS images taken on 2007 April 8.39 UT in 
0.55" seeing reveal that the source near the center of XRT source S2 (GCN 
6265), which is classified as a star in SDSS, is embedded within a clearly 
extended source.  This may be a chance superposition of a star on top of a 
background galaxy, or more likely, it is a bright AGN, similar to the 
source coincident with XRT source S1 (GCN 6262).  Additional XRT 
observations are required to verify whether the source is steady.

We also note that in addition to the galaxy located 3.7" from the XRT 
position, our images reveal five fainter extended sources within the error 
circle."
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