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GCN Circular 7829

GRB 080605: TLS RRM Afterglow
2008-06-06T00:17:51Z (16 years ago)
Alexander Kann at TLS Tautenburg <>
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D. A. Kann, U. Laux, S. Klose, S. Ertel (TLS Tautenburg) and J. Greiner (Garching) report:

We observed the location of Swift GRB 080605 with the TLS Tautenburg 1.34m Schmidt telescope in RRM Mode (Klose et al., GCN 3609).

At the in-flight XRT position, in a 120 sec Ic band frame, we detect a new source not present in the DSS at:

RA (J2000) = 17:28:29.96
Dec. (J2000) = +04:00:57.5

The source is blended with a star to the southeast but clearly discernible.

We propose this to be the afterglow of GRB 080605. Spectroscopy is encouraged.

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