GRB121031_225030_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20121101_024529968_000002_64476401     0 star  filter C [13914.6s - 14094.6s] expo=180s elev= 3.3deg humid= 89% sunelev=-37.2deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+57.0 )
AL_20121101_024841204_000002_64476401     0 star  filter C [14105.8s - 14285.8s] expo=180s elev= 3.9deg humid= 89% sunelev=-36.7deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+56.0 )
AL_20121101_025152440_000002_64476401     0 star  filter R [14297.0s - 14477.0s] expo=180s elev= 4.4deg humid= 89% sunelev=-36.1deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+56.0 )
AL_20121101_025512894_000002_64476501     0 star  filter C [14497.5s - 14677.5s] expo=180s elev= 5.0deg humid= 92% sunelev=-35.6deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+55.0 )
AL_20121101_025823644_000002_64476501     0 star  filter C [14688.2s - 14868.2s] expo=180s elev= 5.6deg humid= 85% sunelev=-35.0deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+55.0 )
AL_20121101_030134883_000002_64476501     0 star  filter R [14879.4s - 15059.4s] expo=180s elev= 6.1deg humid= 83% sunelev=-34.4deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20121101_030451133_000002_64476601     0 star  filter C [15075.7s - 15255.7s] expo=180s elev= 6.7deg humid= 82% sunelev=-33.9deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20121101_030801913_000002_64476601     1 star  filter C [15266.5s - 15446.5s] expo=180s elev= 7.2deg humid= 81% sunelev=-33.3deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+53.0 )
AL_20121101_031113121_000002_64476601     0 star  filter R [15457.7s - 15637.7s] expo=180s elev= 7.8deg humid= 81% sunelev=-32.8deg (moon at 109.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+53.0 )
AL_20121101_032513236_000002_64476701     2 stars filter C [16297.8s - 16477.8s] expo=180s elev=10.2deg humid= 81% sunelev=-30.3deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+51.0 )
AL_20121101_032823939_000002_64476701     0 star  filter R [16488.5s - 16668.5s] expo=180s elev=10.8deg humid= 81% sunelev=-29.7deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+50.0 )
AL_20121101_033135441_000002_64476701     0 star  filter V [16680.0s - 16860.0s] expo=180s elev=11.3deg humid= 81% sunelev=-29.1deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+50.0 )
AL_20121101_034942852_000002_64476801     2 stars filter C [17767.4s - 17947.4s] expo=180s elev=14.4deg humid= 81% sunelev=-25.9deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+47.0 )
AL_20121101_035253602_000002_64476801     1 star  filter R [17958.2s - 18138.2s] expo=180s elev=15.0deg humid= 82% sunelev=-25.3deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+46.0 )
AL_20121101_035605055_000002_64476801     0 star  filter V [18149.6s - 18329.6s] expo=180s elev=15.5deg humid= 82% sunelev=-24.7deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+46.0 )
AL_20121101_041421997_000002_64476901     2 stars filter C [19246.6s - 19426.6s] expo=180s elev=18.6deg humid= 83% sunelev=-21.4deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+43.0 )
AL_20121101_041732980_000002_64476901     2 stars filter R [19437.6s - 19617.6s] expo=180s elev=19.1deg humid= 83% sunelev=-20.9deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+42.0 )
AL_20121101_042043702_000002_64476901     0 star  filter V [19628.3s - 19808.3s] expo=180s elev=19.6deg humid= 83% sunelev=-20.3deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+41.0 )
AL_20121101_043836343_000002_64477001     2 stars filter C [20700.9s - 20880.9s] expo=180s elev=22.5deg humid= 84% sunelev=-17.1deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+38.0 )
AL_20121101_044147580_000002_64477001     1 star  filter R [20892.2s - 21072.2s] expo=180s elev=23.0deg humid= 83% sunelev=-16.5deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+38.0 )
AL_20121101_044459455_000002_64477001     0 star  filter V [21084.1s - 21264.1s] expo=180s elev=23.5deg humid= 82% sunelev=-15.9deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+37.0 )
AL_20121101_050747145_000002_64477101     0 star  filter C [22451.7s - 22631.7s] expo=180s elev=26.9deg humid= 80% sunelev=-11.8deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+33.0 )
AL_20121101_051057896_000002_64477101     0 star  filter R [22642.5s - 22822.5s] expo=180s elev=27.4deg humid= 80% sunelev=-11.3deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+33.0 )
AL_20121101_051409131_000002_64477101     0 star  filter V [22833.7s - 23013.7s] expo=180s elev=27.9deg humid= 81% sunelev=-10.7deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+32.0 )
AL_20121101_052553695_000002_64477201     0 star  filter C [23538.3s - 23718.3s] expo=180s elev=29.5deg humid= 80% sunelev=-8.6deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+30.0 )
AL_20121101_052905118_000002_64477201     0 star  filter R [23729.7s - 23909.7s] expo=180s elev=30.0deg humid= 80% sunelev=-8.1deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+29.0 )
AL_20121101_053216323_000002_64477201     0 star  filter V [23920.9s - 24100.9s] expo=180s elev=30.4deg humid= 80% sunelev=-7.5deg (moon at 108.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+29.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2456232.45174 2012-10-31T22:50:30.335
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 170.7704 11h23m04s8
DEC(J2000.0) : -3.5171 -03d31m01s56
Error radius : 1.8 arcsec
Error box : x=65:66 y=57:58 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=264.688565 lat=52.673950
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.050
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.164 Ar=0.132 Ai=0.096
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 122 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

Bibliography (Last GCNC circulars and status of satellites)

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Example of a GCNC email for this burst

gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 121031: 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 121031 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 537195) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 3.87h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
3 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2012-10-31T22:50:30.335

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+13914.6s to t0+14094.6s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+14105.8s to t0+14285.8s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+14105.8s to t0+15255.7s : 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 3.87h 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=264.6886 lat=+52.6739
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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