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GCN Circular 8331

GRB 081007: REM NIR and optical counterpart
2008-10-07T05:48:11Z (16 years ago)
Stefano Covino at Brera Astronomical Observatory <>
S. Covino, L.A. Antonelli, L. Calzoletti,  S. Campana, G.  
Chincarini,  M.L. Conciatore, S. Cutini,  V. D'Elia,  F. D'Alessio,  
P. D'Avanzo,  F. Fiore, D. Fugazza, 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 081007 (Baumgartner et al. GCN  
8330) starting about 35s s from the GRB alert (46s from the GRB time)  
with the VRIJHK bands.

We detect a source with coordinates RA,DEC =  
(22:39:50.39,-40:08:49.1) consistent with the UVOT source at H~14.2.  
The source is slowly fading after the first observations.

Further observations are in progress.
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