J. Gorosabel (DSRI, Copenhagen),
J.M. Castro Ceron (ROA, San Fernando),
A.J. Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC, Granada),
J. Greiner (AIP, Potsdam),
C. Wolf (MPIA, Heidelberg),
N. Lund (DSRI, Copenhagen)
report on behalf of a larger European collaboration:
Starting at 27.859UT SEP 2000 we obtained R- ,V-, I- and B-band images
of the IPN error box for GRB 000926 (Hurley et al., GCN #801) with the
2.2m. telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory. A comparison with the
Digital Sky Survey-2 revealed a new bright point-like source located
RA(J2000)= 17h 04m 09.70s
DEC(J2000)= +51o 47' 10.2"
Our uncertainty is 2". These object's coordinates agree with the ones
reported independently by Dall et al. It is clearly detected in the
R-, V-, and I-bands. We derive a preliminary magnitude of 19.5 +/- 0.3
based on a zero point calculated with USNO-2.0 stars in the field.
Further multicolour imaging is in progress.
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[GCN OPS NOTE 28Sep00: The last two authors were added to the list
at the first author's request.]