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GCN Circular 6385

GRB 070508: REM observations
2007-05-08T05:18:53Z (17 years ago)
Stefano Covino at Brera Astronomical Observatory <>
S. Piranomonte, S. Covino, L.A. Antonelli, A. Burzi, L. Calzoletti,  
S. Campana, G.  Chincarini, M.L. Conciatore, S. Cutini, P. D'Avanzo,  
V. D'Elia, F. Dalessio, F.  Fiore, D. Fugazza, P. Goldoni, D. Guetta,  
C. Guidorzi, G.L. Israel,  D. Malesani, N. Masetti, A. Melandri, E.  
Meurs, L. Nicastro, E. Palazzi, E. Pian, D. Rizzuto,  L.  Stella, G.  
Stratta, G. Tagliaferri, G. Tosti, V. Testa, S.D. Vergani,  F. Vitali  
report on behalf of the REM team:

We observed the field of the GRB 070508 (Grupe et al. GCN 6383) with  
the robotic 60-cm REM telescope located at La Silla (Chile). A
set of observations was performed automatically in the optical and  
near infrared filters (V, R, I and J, H, K, z).

Preliminary analysis of the first frames at 4:34:11 UT (~16 min after  
the burst, ~2 min after the BAT trigger) shows a marginal detection  
of the UVOT afterglow at H~15.2.

Further observations are in progress.

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