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GCN Circular 8220

GRB 080913: REM NIR early observations
2008-09-13T09:58:37Z (16 years ago)
Paolo D'Avanzo at INAF-OAB <>
P. D'Avanzo, S. Covino, L.A. Antonelli, D. Malesani, D. Fugazza, L.  
Calzoletti,  S. Campana, G.  Chincarini, M.L. Conciatore, S. Cutini, V. 
D'Elia,  F. D'Alessio, F.  Fiore, P. Goldoni, D. Guetta,  C. Guidorzi, 
G.L. Israel, E. Maiorano, N. Masetti, A. Melandri, E. Meurs, L. 
Nicastro, E. Palazzi, E. Pian, S. Piranomonte, L.  Stella, G.  Stratta, 
G. Tagliaferri, G. Tosti, V.Testa, S.D. Vergani, F. Vitali report on 
behalf of the REM team:

The robotic 60-cm REM telescope located at La Silla (Chile) observed 
automatically the field of the GRB 080913 (Schady et al. GCN 8217) on 
Sep 13 starting about 6 min after the burst.  Observations were carried 
out at high airmass. Coadding a series of 10s, 30s and 60s exposures, at 
a mean t-t0 ~ 40 min we do not see the object reported by Rossi et al. 
(GCN 8218) or any other afterglow candidate inside the refined XRT error 
box (Beardmore et al.; GCN 8219) down to J > 17.1, H > 17.2 and K > 15.8 
(3sigma c.l.).
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