SUBJECT: GRB 090509 - Zadko Telescope observations
FROM: D.M Coward at UWA
Liang Yan and A. Imerito report on behalf of the Zadko Telescope Team:
D.M. Coward, Liang Yan, A. Imerito, T.P. Vaalsta, A. Ahmet, J. Zadko,
R. Burman, P. Luckas, S. Gordon, K. Frost, A. Fletcher, J. Moore
(University of Western Australia)
M. Todd, M. Zadnik (Curtin University)
M. Boer, A. Klotz (TAROT)
The 1 m Zadko Telescope team observed the field of GRB 090509
D. Grupe et al. GCN 9325) 8hr after the Swift trigger.
We stacked 48x5s unfiltered images of the field from
13:10:32 to 13:24:16 UT (2009-05-09)
No candidate afterglow was observed at the GROND position (GCN 9326)
the BAT-refined position (GCN 9349), down to an Rmag of approx. 17.6.
magnitude limit was estimated by comparing nearby USNO-B1 reference
The Zadko Telescope is currently being commissioned.
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Dr David Coward
Senior Research Fellow
School of Physics
University of Western Australia
Crawley WA 6009
Tel: +61 8 6488 4563
Fax: +61 8 6488 1170