GCN Circular 7076
Pall Jakobsson (U. Hertfordshire), Johan P. U. Fynbo, Paul M. Vreeswijk, Daniele Malesani (DARK, NBI) and Jesper Sollerman (DARK, NBI; U. Stockholm) report on behalf of a larger collaboration: Using FORS2 on the Very Large Telescope, we have obtained 2*30 min spectra (grism 300V) of the optical afterglow of GRB 071112C (Perri et al., GCN 7059). The spectrum displays numerous Fe II lines and the Mg II doublet (2796,2803) in absorption corresponding to a redshift of z = 0.823 (based on a preliminary wavelength calibration). At this redshift we also find emission lines corresponding to [O II] 3728 and [O III] 5008. We thank the Paranal staff for excellent support, especially Stephane Brillant and Linda Schmidtobreick.