GCN Circular 978
On behalf of the GRB follow-up team at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore India , Ramanath Cowsik reports: The field of GRB 010214 centered at BeppoSAX WFC error circle (GCN-933) was imaged using the new 2.01m telescope at Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), Mt. Saraswati, Hanle, India. Two exposures of 600s each in B and R band were taken on 15th and 16th Feb, 2001. No flaring or fading sources have been detected w.r.t DSS2 image down to the limit R > 22.0; we do see many objects below DSS limit, but these have not varied >0.1 m between 2 epochs of our observations. The J-band source reported by Di poala et al.(GCN-939) is detected at R=22.2 +/- 0.22 on Feb 15.99 UT and is found to be constant in brightness within the photometric error and consistent with the measurements of Gorosabel et al(GCN-949) It is at B >23.0 in the combined image of 1200 s on Feb 16.99 UT. The photomertic calibration is done with respect to 12 of USNO-A2.0 stars in this field. The optical candidate reported by Jhu et al. (GCN-938) is not detected in our images. The afterglow candidates reported by Rol et al. (GCN-955) are not detected in our images , as they are below our detection limit.