GCN Circular 8873
P. D'Avanzo, C. C. Thoene, D. Fugazza (INAF-OAB), V. D'Elia, S. Piranomonte (INAF-OAR), R. Salvaterra, S. Covino, S. Campana (INAF-OAB), G. Chincarini (Univ. Bicocca) report, on behalf of the MISTICI collaboration: Following the enhanced XRT position (Beardmore et al. GCN 8872) we re-analyzed our VLT optical and NIR images of the field of GRB 090201 (D'Avanzo et al. GCNs 8869, 8871). We find an object at the following coordinates (J2000): R.A. = 06:08:12.48 Dec. = -46:35:24.2 +/- 0.5" consistent with the enhanced XRT position. Preliminary photometry of this object gives R ~ 24.6 and J ~ 21.8. The moderate red color suggests that this object likely is the afterglow of GRB 090201. Further observations are ongoing.