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GCN Circular 6663

GRB 060814 - Keck host detection and redshift
2007-07-24T21:18:06Z (17 years ago)
Christina Thoene at Niels Bohr Institute,DARK Cosmo Ctr <>
Christina C. Thoene (DARK/UC Berkeley), Daniel A. Perley and J. S. Bloom
(UC Berkeley) report:

On 2007 April 15 (UT) we imaged the field of GRB 060814 with Keck I 10m
telescope + LRIS for 750s in I and 840s in V under poor seeing conditions.
The host galaxy reported by Malesani et al. (GCN 5456) and others is
well-detected at a position consistent with the locations of the IR (Levan
et al., GCN 5455) and X-ray (GCN 5451; [1]) transients. A finding chart of
the field can be found at:

We also took spectra of the host galaxy on July 18 with LRIS, using grism
600/4000 and dicroic 560, which covers the wavelength range between 5500
and 9700 AA in the red arm. From the detected [OII] 3729 AA and [OIII]
5008 AA emission lines, we infer a redshift of z=0.84 for the host galaxy.
The second [OIII] line at 4959 is marginally detected whereas H beta lies
in the atmospheric absorption lines and could not be detected.
An image of the 2D spectrum indicating the detected emission lines can be
found at:


[1] 14:45:21.29, +20:35:10.7, 90% unc. 0.9", from (v0.0)
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