L.P. Xin, M. Zhai, Y.L. Qiu, J.Y. Wei, J.Y. Hu, J.S. Deng, X.F Wang
and W.K. Zheng on behalf of EAFON report:
We have imaged the field of GRB 071018 (Krimm et al. GCN 6932, Sato et al. GCN 6933)
with the TNT 0.8m telescope at Xinglong Observatory started
from 19:05:11.203 UT, about 0.435 days after the trager of the
burst. A set of 15*600s R-band images were obtained.
In our 15*600s combined image, we found two clear new objects
at the position RA(J2000) = 10;58:11.3 Dec(J2000)=+53:50:56 and
RA(J2000)= 10:58:21.459 Dec(J2000)=+53:51:09.85 within the error
region of the BAT (GCN 6933), based on the USNO-B1.0
with uncertainties of 3" in both coordinates, respectively.
After psf photometry, we estimated that the magnitudes of
the new two objects were about 21.49+-0.220, 21.46+-0.227 reletive to
USNO-B1.0 stars, respectively, with the mean time 0.486 days after
We could not confirm that which one of the two new objects was the OT
of the burst or maybe thay were not al all but one of them
was possible to be.
We suggest new observations will be going.
More detailed analysis is on going!
The message my be cited
[GCN OPS NOTE(19oct07): Per author's request, The Subject-line
was changed from "20070521" to "071018". The first line was changed
from "071013 (GCN 6932, GCN 6933)" to
"071018 (Krimm et al. GCN 6932, Sato et al. GCN 6933)".]