GRB120202_214023_INTEGRAL at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20120202_214142465_120202_21400     0 star  filter C [   14.2s -    74.2s] expo= 60s elev= 9.5deg humid= 84% sunelev=-52.5deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20120202_214228151_120202_21400     2 stars filter C [   89.8s -   119.8s] expo= 30s elev= 9.7deg humid= 84% sunelev=-52.7deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20120202_214309058_120202_21400     2 stars filter C [  130.8s -   160.8s] expo= 30s elev= 9.8deg humid= 84% sunelev=-52.8deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20120202_214349339_120202_21400     2 stars filter C [  171.1s -   201.1s] expo= 30s elev= 9.9deg humid= 84% sunelev=-52.9deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20120202_214430307_120202_21400     1 star  filter C [  212.1s -   242.1s] expo= 30s elev=10.0deg humid= 84% sunelev=-53.0deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20120202_214510590_120202_21400     1 star  filter C [  252.3s -   282.3s] expo= 30s elev=10.1deg humid= 84% sunelev=-53.1deg (moon at 115.0deg phase=0.66 elev=+54.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of GRB : 2455960.4029812501 2012-02-02T21:40:17.580
Date of notice : 2455960.4030439816 2012-02-02T21:40:23.000
Refined position : yes (error radius=171.0 arcsec)
RA(J2000.0) : 203.513800 13h34m03s3
DEC(J2000.0) : 22.775900 +22d46m33s23
Error box : x=13:117 y=-21:81 (pixels)

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Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=11.157103 lat=79.423854
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.019
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.064 Ar=0.051 Ai=0.037
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 424 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 120202: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
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Klotz A. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP), Gendre B. (ASDC/INAF-OAR),
Boer M. (UNS-CNRS-OCA), Atteia J.L. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP) report:

We imaged the field of GRB 120202 detected by INTEGRAL
(trigger 6461) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 14.2s after the GRB trigger
(14.5s after the notice). The elevation of the field increased from
9 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2012-02-02T21:40:23.302

The first image is trailed with a duration of 60.0s
(see the description in Klotz et al., 2006, A&A 451, L39).
We do not detect any OT with a limiting magnitude of:
t0+14.2s to t0+74.2s : R > 15.1

The second image is 30.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+89.8s to t0+119.8s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+89.8s to t0+282.3s : R > 17.7
---- YES
We detect a new fading source in the error box given by INTEGRAL
We detected the candidate couterpart mentioned by XXX et al. (GCNC XXXX)
at the following position (+/- 3 arcsec):

RA(J2000.0) = XXh XXm XX.XXs
DEC(J2000.0) +XXd XX' XX.X"

OT was R~XX.X at 14.2s after GRB.
----

Magnitudes were estimated with the nearby USNO-B1 stars
and are not corrected for galactic dust extinction.

N.B. Galactic coordinates are lon= 11.1571 lat=+79.4239
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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