GCN Circular 939
A. Di Paola, F. D'Alessio, L.A. Antonelli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy, M. Dolci, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo, Italy, on behalf of a larger collaboration report: "We observed the BeppoSAX WFC error circle of GRB 010214 (Gandolfi, GCN #933) with the AZT-24 1.1-meter telescope at Campo Imperatore (AQ), Italy. The J-band observation started at February 15.17928 UT and the field was imaged for a total exposure time of 2550 sec. We detected a faint point-like source which is not present in the Digital Sky Survey-2 IR, R and B plates nor the 2MASS plates. The source is located at: RA(J2000)= 17h 40m 54.0s DEC(J2000)= +48d 32' 20" (uncertainty is 2") This position lies within the WFC error circle (GCN #933) and is just outside the BeppoSAX NFI error circle quoted by Gandolfi GCN #937. The source was detected with a S/N=12 and had a magnitude of J=19.1+/-0.3. Further observations are needed in order to confirm that this is the IR counterpart of GRB 010214. The J-band image is posted at http://argos.mporzio.astro.it/angelo/grb010214/ This message is citable."