GCN Circular 8718
J. F. Graham (STScI/JHU), N. R. Tanvir (U. Leicester), A. S. Fruchter (STScI), K. Wiersema (U. Leicester), A. J. Levan (U. Warwick) report on behalf of a larger collaboration: We observed the afterglow of GRB 081222 with Gemini-North/GMOS Nod & Shuffle spectroscopy beginning 22 Dec 2008 06:38 UT, approximately 105 minutes post-burst. From absorption lines of SiII, CIV, and FeII, we confirm the redshift reported in GCN 8713 (Cucchiara et al.) of z=2.77. We also find tentative evidence for a lower redshift system at z=2.74. We thank the Gemini staff, in particular Ricardo Schiavon, for conducting these observations.