GCN Circular 920
A. Oksanen and M. Moilanen (Nyr�l� Observatory GRB-team), H. Yamaoka (Kyushu Univ. VSNET GRB-team), and A. Henden (USRA/USNO) report: We have observed the entire IPN error box of GRB010119 (Hurley et al., GCN 916) as part of the monitoring effort by the AAVSO GRB network. This GRB was of the short-hard variety and so is of considerable interest. However, at a galactic latitude and longitude of bII=4.9, lII=43.9, the burst occurred in a dense starfield with no visible background galaxies, indicating considerable extinction. The observation was made with the Nyr�l� Observatory 0.4-m telescope and Rc-filter on 010121.17 UT, between the two Palomar observations reported by Price, et al. (GCN 919). A total of 12 two-minute exposures were stacked, yielding a limiting magnitude of approximately R=19.5 in 3.4arcsec seeing. The resultant image can be found at http://www.jklsirius.fi/grb/grb010119nyt.fit All objects on this image are also visible in the scans of the POSS-2 red plate from the NOFS PMM pixel server.