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GCN Circular 8692

GRB081222: REM candidate afterglow
2008-12-22T05:30:11Z (15 years ago)
Stefano Covino at Brera Astronomical Observatory <>
S. Covino, P. D'Avanzo, 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.J.A.  
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 081222 (Grupe et al. GCN8691)  
starting about 28s after the burst.  We detect a bright object in  
our  first H-band image inside the XRT error box at the following  
coordinates (J2000):

R.A. = 01:30:57.59
Dec = -34:05:41.7

with an uncertainty of about 1.0". The object is approximately H~11.1  
at about 1min after the burst and faded rapidly during the next  

Further observations are in progress
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