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GCN Circular 9770

GRB 090812: Liverpool Telescope afterglow confirmation
2009-08-12T07:19:41Z (15 years ago)
Cristiano Guidorzi at Ferrara U,Italy <>
R.J. Smith (Liverpool JMU), A. Gomboc (U. Ljubljana), C. Guidorzi (U. 
C.G. Mundell, I.A. Steele, A. Melandri, S. Kobayashi, C.J. Mottram, D.F. 
Z. Cano (Liverpool JMU) report on behalf of a large collaboration:

On 2009 August 12 at 06:03:54 UT the 2-m Liverpool Telescope automatically
began observing the Swift GRB 090812 (Stamatikos et al., GCN Circ. 9768)
using the r' and i' filters.

We clearly detected the fading optical afterglow reported by Swift-UVOT
and P60 (Cenko et al. GCN Circ. 9769) with the following values:

Mid Time   Delay from BAT   Total Exp  Filter     Mag
(UT)       trigger (s)      (s)
06:03:59    111             10         r'    15.51 +- 0.04
06:06:26    258             10         r'    16.60 +- 0.10

Magnitudes have been calibrated from nearby SDSS stars.
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