P. D'Avanzo, D. Fugazza, S. Covino, L.A. Antonelli, L. Calzoletti, S.
Campana, G. Chincarini, M.L. Conciatore, S. Cutini, V. D'Elia, F.
Dalessio, F. Fiore, P. Goldoni, D. Guetta, C. Guidorzi, G.L. Israel,
N. Masetti, A. Melandri, E. Meurs, L. Nicastro, E. Palazzi, E. Pian, S.
Piranomonte, 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 071010 (Moretti et al., GCN 6859) with
the robotic 60-cm REM telescope located at La Silla (Chile). A set of
observations was performed automatically in the Z, J, H, K NIR filters
starting at 03:42:52 UT (about 100 sec after the burst) and lasted about
30 minutes due to visibility constraints.
The analysis of the first set of H-band exposures clearly show the
optical afterglow candidate reported by Klotz et al. (GCN 6860), Bloom
et al. (GCN. 6861), Haislip et al. (GCN. 6862) at a level of H =14.3 �
0.2 (calibrated against the 2MASS catalog). The afterglow is clearly
detected in all bands.
Futher analysis is in progress.