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GCN Circular 7927

Swift Trigger 315630: Swift/UVOT Upper Limits
2008-07-02T22:05:43Z (16 years ago)
Frank Marshall at GSFC <>
F.E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC) and C. Pagani (PSU)
report on behalf of the Swift/UVOT team:

The Swift/UVOT observed the field of Swift trigger number 315630 
starting 95 s after the BAT trigger (Pagani et al., GCN Circ. 7912).  
No afterglow has been detected in either the X-ray
(Barthelmy et al., GCN Circ. 7921) or optical
(Gonsalves et al., GCN Circ. 7922) bands. 
We do not find a source in any of the UVOT observations inside 
the ground-calculated BAT error circle (Barthelmy et al., GCN Circ. 7921).
The first UVOT finding chart exposure covers only about 90% of
the BAT error region, but the other exposures cover the entire
BAT error region. The 3-sigma upper limits for detecting
a source in the first finding chart (FC) exposure and co-added frames are:

Filter            T_start(s)   T_stop(s)     Exp(s)     Mag (3-sigma UL)

white (FC)          95          194           98        >19.7
white               95         4573          241        >20.4
v                  201         5854          216        >18.6
b                 4225         4424          197        >19.9
u                 4019         4218          197        >19.8
uvw1              3815         4014          197        >19.6
uvm2              3609         5995          329        >20.2
uvw2              5450         5649          197        >19.5

The values quoted above are not corrected for the expected Galactic
extinction corresponding to a reddening of E(B-V) = 0.051 mag in
the direction of the burst (Schlegel et al. 1998).
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