GRB120211_514586_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20120211_184043474_000002_45988301     0 star  filter R [543013.6s - 543193.6s] expo=180s elev=19.1deg humid= 70% sunelev=-19.2deg (moon at  97.0deg phase=0.71 elev=-30.0 )
AL_20120211_184354660_000002_45988301     0 star  filter V [543204.8s - 543384.8s] expo=180s elev=19.3deg humid= 68% sunelev=-19.8deg (moon at  97.0deg phase=0.71 elev=-29.0 )
AL_20120211_190511170_000002_45988401     0 star  filter R [544481.3s - 544661.3s] expo=180s elev=20.4deg humid= 69% sunelev=-23.6deg (moon at  98.0deg phase=0.71 elev=-26.0 )
AL_20120211_190821674_000002_45988401     0 star  filter V [544671.8s - 544851.8s] expo=180s elev=20.5deg humid= 69% sunelev=-24.2deg (moon at  98.0deg phase=0.71 elev=-25.0 )
AL_20120211_193251434_000002_45988501     0 star  filter V [546141.5s - 546321.5s] expo=180s elev=21.2deg humid= 66% sunelev=-28.6deg (moon at  98.0deg phase=0.71 elev=-21.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is not a GRB (a retractation has been edited)
Date of GRB : 2455962.9912571758 2012-02-05T11:47:24.619
Date of notice : 2455962.9915046296 2012-02-05T11:47:45.999
Refined position : no
RA(J2000.0) : 40.100000 02h40m24s0
DEC(J2000.0) : 61.220000 +61d13m12s00
Error box : x=-479635:-479526 y=-1287322:-1287212 (pixels)

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Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=229.738960 lat=-23.679229
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.108
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.359 Ar=0.289 Ai=0.210 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 71 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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GRB 120211: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
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 120211 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 513505) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 543013.6s after the GRB trigger
(542992.4s after the notice). The elevation of the field increased from
19 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2012-02-05T11:47:24.864

The first image is trailed with a duration of 180.0s
(see the description in Klotz et al., 2006, A&A 451, L39).
We do not detect any OT with a limiting magnitude of:
t0+543013.6s to t0+543193.6s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+543204.8s to t0+543384.8s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+543204.8s to t0+546321.5s : R > 17.7
---- YES
We detect a new fading source in the error box given by SWIFT
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 543013.6s 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=229.7390 lat=-23.6792
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.3 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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