GRB120811_153452_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20120811_193655826_000002_59462201     0 star  filter C [14339.1s - 14519.1s] expo=180s elev=50.5deg humid= 71% sunelev=-9.3deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_194317514_000002_59462201     3 stars filter R [14720.8s - 14900.8s] expo=180s elev=49.8deg humid= 72% sunelev=-10.3deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_194640127_000002_59462301     4 stars filter C [14923.4s - 15103.4s] expo=180s elev=49.4deg humid= 72% sunelev=-10.8deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_194951081_000002_59462301     4 stars filter C [15114.3s - 15294.3s] expo=180s elev=49.0deg humid= 73% sunelev=-11.3deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_195301908_000002_59462301     4 stars filter R [15304.8s - 15484.8s] expo=180s elev=48.7deg humid= 73% sunelev=-11.8deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_195621597_000002_59462401     4 stars filter C [15504.9s - 15684.9s] expo=180s elev=48.3deg humid= 73% sunelev=-12.3deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20120811_195932354_000002_59462401     4 stars filter C [15695.6s - 15875.6s] expo=180s elev=47.9deg humid= 73% sunelev=-12.7deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-23.0 )
AL_20120811_200243573_000002_59462401     4 stars filter R [15886.8s - 16066.8s] expo=180s elev=47.5deg humid= 73% sunelev=-13.2deg (moon at  88.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-23.0 )
AL_20120811_201942960_000002_59462501     6 stars filter C [16906.2s - 17086.2s] expo=180s elev=45.6deg humid= 74% sunelev=-15.6deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.38 elev=-22.0 )
AL_20120811_202253663_000002_59462501     5 stars filter R [17096.9s - 17276.9s] expo=180s elev=45.2deg humid= 74% sunelev=-16.1deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-22.0 )
AL_20120811_202604662_000002_59462501     4 stars filter V [17287.9s - 17467.9s] expo=180s elev=44.9deg humid= 74% sunelev=-16.5deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-22.0 )
AL_20120811_204410157_000002_59462601     6 stars filter C [18373.4s - 18553.4s] expo=180s elev=42.8deg humid= 73% sunelev=-18.9deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-20.0 )
AL_20120811_204721133_000002_59462601     4 stars filter R [18564.4s - 18744.4s] expo=180s elev=42.4deg humid= 73% sunelev=-19.3deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-20.0 )
AL_20120811_205031431_000002_59462601     4 stars filter V [18754.6s - 18934.6s] expo=180s elev=42.1deg humid= 73% sunelev=-19.7deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-20.0 )
AL_20120811_210839502_000002_59462701     6 stars filter C [19842.8s - 20022.8s] expo=180s elev=40.1deg humid= 73% sunelev=-21.9deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-18.0 )
AL_20120811_211150737_000002_59462701     4 stars filter R [20034.0s - 20214.0s] expo=180s elev=39.7deg humid= 73% sunelev=-22.2deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-18.0 )
AL_20120811_211501206_000002_59462701     4 stars filter V [20224.5s - 20404.5s] expo=180s elev=39.4deg humid= 73% sunelev=-22.6deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-18.0 )
AL_20120811_213309312_000002_59462801     6 stars filter C [21312.6s - 21492.6s] expo=180s elev=37.4deg humid= 71% sunelev=-24.5deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-16.0 )
AL_20120811_213620297_000002_59462801     4 stars filter R [21503.5s - 21683.5s] expo=180s elev=37.1deg humid= 71% sunelev=-24.8deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20120811_213931006_000002_59462801     4 stars filter V [21694.3s - 21874.3s] expo=180s elev=36.8deg humid= 70% sunelev=-25.2deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20120811_215737219_000002_59462901     6 stars filter C [22780.5s - 22960.5s] expo=180s elev=34.9deg humid= 66% sunelev=-26.8deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-13.0 )
AL_20120811_220047484_000002_59462901     4 stars filter R [22970.8s - 23150.8s] expo=180s elev=34.6deg humid= 65% sunelev=-27.1deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-13.0 )
AL_20120811_220358000_000002_59462901     4 stars filter V [23161.3s - 23341.3s] expo=180s elev=34.2deg humid= 65% sunelev=-27.3deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-12.0 )
AL_20120811_222206687_000002_59463001     5 stars filter C [24249.9s - 24429.9s] expo=180s elev=32.4deg humid= 63% sunelev=-28.6deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-10.0 )
AL_20120811_222517593_000002_59463001     4 stars filter R [24440.9s - 24620.9s] expo=180s elev=32.1deg humid= 63% sunelev=-28.8deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev=-10.0 )
AL_20120811_222828361_000002_59463001     4 stars filter V [24631.6s - 24811.6s] expo=180s elev=31.8deg humid= 64% sunelev=-29.0deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -9.0 )
AL_20120811_224639808_000002_59463101     6 stars filter C [25723.0s - 25903.0s] expo=180s elev=30.1deg humid= 64% sunelev=-30.0deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20120811_224950011_000002_59463101     4 stars filter R [25913.3s - 26093.3s] expo=180s elev=29.8deg humid= 63% sunelev=-30.2deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20120811_225300293_000002_59463101     4 stars filter V [26103.6s - 26283.6s] expo=180s elev=29.5deg humid= 60% sunelev=-30.3deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20120811_231104867_000002_59463201     5 stars filter C [27188.1s - 27368.1s] expo=180s elev=27.9deg humid= 56% sunelev=-30.9deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20120811_231415148_000002_59463201     4 stars filter R [27378.4s - 27558.4s] expo=180s elev=27.7deg humid= 56% sunelev=-31.0deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20120811_231725920_000002_59463201     4 stars filter V [27569.1s - 27749.1s] expo=180s elev=27.4deg humid= 55% sunelev=-31.1deg (moon at  87.0deg phase=0.37 elev= -2.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2456151.14921 2012-08-11T15:34:51.743
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 199.6825 13h18m43s7
DEC(J2000.0) : 62.3007 +62d18m02s52
Error radius : 0.7 arcsec
Error box : x=78:79 y=75:76 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=117.445382 lat=54.544081
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.033
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.111 Ar=0.089 Ai=0.065 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 128 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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GRB 120811: 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 120811 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 530689) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 3.98h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field decreased from
50 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2012-08-11T15:34:51.743

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+14339.1s to t0+14519.1s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+14720.8s to t0+14900.8s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+14720.8s to t0+15875.6s : 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 3.98h 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=117.4454 lat=+54.5441
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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