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GCN Circular 8780

GRB 090102: optical decay
2009-01-05T12:15:18Z (15 years ago)
Daniele Malesani at Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Inst <>
D. Malesani, J. P. U. Fynbo (DARK/NBI), A. de Ugarte Postigo (ESO), J. 
Gorosabel (IAA/CSIC), S. Barros, E. Simpson (QUB), report on behalf of a 
larger collaboration:

We observed the afterglow of GRB 090102 (Mangano et al., GCN 8762; Klotz 
et al., GCN 8761) with the Nordic Optical Telescope equipped with 
ALFOSC, at several epochs. The decay in the R band is consistent with a 
single power law with slope alpha ~ 0.9 between 0.1 and 3 days after the 
GRB. This is in agreement with the early-time slopes reported by Afonso 
et al. (GCN 8771) and Cenko et al. (GCN 8773). There is marginal 
indication that the light curve may flatten at late times, which could 
be due to the presence of a host galaxy. Further observations are 

A plot with the light curve, including data from GROND (GCN 8771), P60 
(GCN 8773), and IAC80 (de Ugarte Postigo et al., GCN 8772) is posted at 
the following URL:

[GCN OPS NOTE(05jan09): Per author's request, the Klotz reference
was changed from 8762 to 8761.]
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