GCN Circular 8229
E. O. Ofek (Caltech), M. Kiewe and I. Arcavi (Weizmann Institute) report on behalf of a larger collaboration: On 2008 Sep 02.509 we obtained 7x120s i-band images of the region of SGR 0501+4516 with the Large Format Camera, mounted on the Hale 5m telescope. At the position of the near-IR/visible light counterpart of SGR 0501+4516 (Rea et al. GCN 8159; Fatkhullin et al. GCN 8160; de Ugarte Postigo et al. GCN 8162; Rol et al. GCN 8164) we marginally detected a source. Using a POSS-II I-band magnitude of a nearby star to calibrate the image, we find that this source has i(AB)=23.5+/-0.4 mag. This measurement is consistent with the one reported by Fatkhullin et al. (GCN 8160), who detected an I=23.3+/-0.4 source at this position, on 2008 Aug 25.