L.A. Antonelli (INAF/OAR), S. Valenti (Universita' di Ferrara), D.
Fugazza (INAF/OABr), V. D'Elia (INAF/OAR), E. Maiorano (INAF/IASF Bo),
A. Magazzu' and N. Pinilla-Alonso (INAF/TNG), report on behalf of the
We imaged the field of the galaxy NGC 2770 with the Telescopio
Nazionale Galileo (TNG) [La Palma (Canary Islands)] equipped with NICS
in the J,H,K bands. Observations were performed on 2008 Jan 11,
starting at 05:04:25 UT for a total exposure time of about 360 s in
The source reported by Deng & Zhu (GCN 7160), Thoene et al. (GCN 7161)
and D'Elia et al. (GCN7162), is clearly detected in all bands with the
following magnitudes: J=16.60+-0.13, H=16.33+-0.12, K=16.09+-0.12
extimated using the 2MASS catalogue. TNG NIR measures are consistent
with those reported by Modjaz et al. (GCN 7175 ).
Further analysis is underway.
GCN OPS NOTE(15jan08): Per author's request, the last sentence in the
second paragraph was added.]