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GCN Circular 949

GRB 010214, Optical Observations
2001-02-19T22:02:08Z (23 years ago)
Javier Gorosabel at LAEFF-INTA, Madrid <>
J. Gorosabel (DSRI, Copenhagen), J. P. U. Fynbo (ESO, Garching),
B. L. Jensen, H. Pedersen, J. Hjorth (U. of Copenhagen),
M. I. Andersen (U. of Oulu), 
K. Aksnes, T. Grav (U. of Oslo),
M. Holman (CFA, Harvard),
A. A. Kaas, T. Abbott (Nordic Optical Telescope), report

"Using the 2.56-m Nordic Optical Telescope (+ALFOSC), La Palma,
we have obtained R-band imaging of GRB 010214 (Gandolfi et al.
GCN #932), starting ~20 and ~45 hours after the burst:

UT              Filter    Exp.time   Seeing      Limit
2001 Feb 15.22    R       6x300s     1.2" FWHM  R~21.3
2001 Feb 16.24    R       6x300s     0.9" FWHM  R~23.5

No candidate GRB counterpart is detected inside the 
1.5' SAX/NFI error-circle (Gandolfi et al. GCN #937)
to R~21.3.

The possible infrared candidate reported by Paola et al. 
(GCN #939) is detected at R~22.1 in the Feb 16 image.
We find no object at the position of the possible optical 
candidate reported by Zhu and Xue (GCN #938)."
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