GCN Circular 900
V. Mohan, Ram Sagar, S.B. Pandey (UPSO, Nainital), and A. J. Castro-Tirado, IAA-CSIC (Granada) and LAEFF-INTA (Madrid), on behalf of a larger collaboration, report: "We have imaged 80% of the error box for GRB 001212 (Hurley et al., GCN 899) with the 1.0-m telescope of U.P. State Observatory, Nainital. 4 R-band frames (300-s exposure time each) were obtained on Dec 14.85 UT (i.e. 53 hours after the GRB). When comparing to the DSS-2 (R-band), down to a limiting magnitude of R = 21.0, we found an object that has become brighter by about 1.5 mag. Its position is AR(2000) = 06 49 38.1 Dec(2000) = +36 22 52 (+/- 2"). Follow-up observations are encouraged in order to confirm whether this is the GRB 001212 optical counterpart." This message may be cited.