GRB130131_135622_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20130131_173805552_000002_71009701     0 star  filter C [13118.5s - 13298.5s] expo=180s elev=12.1deg humid= 42% sunelev=-10.1deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.70 elev=-40.0 )
AL_20130131_174117228_000002_71009701     0 star  filter C [13310.2s - 13490.2s] expo=180s elev=12.4deg humid= 41% sunelev=-10.6deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.70 elev=-39.0 )
AL_20130131_174428417_000002_71009701     3 stars filter R [13501.4s - 13681.4s] expo=180s elev=12.7deg humid= 42% sunelev=-11.2deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.70 elev=-39.0 )
AL_20130131_174754933_000002_71009801     4 stars filter C [13707.9s - 13887.9s] expo=180s elev=13.1deg humid= 42% sunelev=-11.8deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-38.0 )
AL_20130131_175106874_000002_71009801     3 stars filter C [13899.8s - 14079.8s] expo=180s elev=13.4deg humid= 41% sunelev=-12.4deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-38.0 )
AL_20130131_175418125_000002_71009801    12 stars filter R [14091.0s - 14271.0s] expo=180s elev=13.7deg humid= 42% sunelev=-12.9deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-37.0 )
AL_20130131_175738155_000002_71009901     5 stars filter C [14291.0s - 14471.0s] expo=180s elev=14.1deg humid= 42% sunelev=-13.5deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-37.0 )
AL_20130131_180048895_000002_71009901     0 star  filter C [14481.8s - 14661.8s] expo=180s elev=14.4deg humid= 43% sunelev=-14.1deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-36.0 )
AL_20130131_180359817_000002_71009901     5 stars filter R [14672.7s - 14852.7s] expo=180s elev=14.7deg humid= 43% sunelev=-14.6deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-36.0 )
AL_20130131_180722160_000002_71010001     5 stars filter C [14875.1s - 15055.1s] expo=180s elev=15.1deg humid= 42% sunelev=-15.2deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-35.0 )
AL_20130131_181032902_000002_71010001     6 stars filter C [15065.8s - 15245.8s] expo=180s elev=15.4deg humid= 43% sunelev=-15.8deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-35.0 )
AL_20130131_181343916_000002_71010001     5 stars filter R [15256.8s - 15436.8s] expo=180s elev=15.8deg humid= 43% sunelev=-16.4deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-34.0 )
AL_20130131_183109114_000002_71010101     6 stars filter C [16302.0s - 16482.0s] expo=180s elev=17.7deg humid= 45% sunelev=-19.5deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-32.0 )
AL_20130131_183419614_000002_71010101     6 stars filter R [16492.5s - 16672.5s] expo=180s elev=18.1deg humid= 45% sunelev=-20.1deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-31.0 )
AL_20130131_183731287_000002_71010101     4 stars filter V [16684.2s - 16864.2s] expo=180s elev=18.4deg humid= 44% sunelev=-20.6deg (moon at  55.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-31.0 )
AL_20130131_185531232_000002_71010201     6 stars filter C [17764.1s - 17944.1s] expo=180s elev=20.6deg humid= 43% sunelev=-23.9deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-28.0 )
AL_20130131_185842670_000002_71010201     6 stars filter R [17955.6s - 18135.6s] expo=180s elev=21.0deg humid= 43% sunelev=-24.5deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-27.0 )
AL_20130131_190153848_000002_71010201     5 stars filter V [18146.8s - 18326.8s] expo=180s elev=21.3deg humid= 43% sunelev=-25.0deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-27.0 )
AL_20130131_192004557_000002_71010301     6 stars filter C [19237.4s - 19417.4s] expo=180s elev=23.6deg humid= 42% sunelev=-28.3deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-24.0 )
AL_20130131_192315482_000002_71010301     6 stars filter R [19428.4s - 19608.4s] expo=180s elev=24.0deg humid= 44% sunelev=-28.9deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-23.0 )
AL_20130131_192513075_000002_71010301     0 star  filter V [19619.8s - 19799.8s] expo=180s elev=24.5deg humid= 41% sunelev=-29.5deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-23.0 )
AL_20130131_201138572_000002_71010501     7 stars filter C [22331.5s - 22511.5s] expo=180s elev=30.6deg humid= 42% sunelev=-37.5deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20130131_201449338_000002_71010501     6 stars filter R [22522.2s - 22702.2s] expo=180s elev=31.0deg humid= 41% sunelev=-38.1deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20130131_201800306_000002_71010501     6 stars filter V [22713.2s - 22893.2s] expo=180s elev=31.5deg humid= 41% sunelev=-38.6deg (moon at  56.0deg phase=0.69 elev=-14.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2456324.08081 2013-01-31T13:56:21.984
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 171.1229 11h24m29s4
DEC(J2000.0) : 48.0762 +48d04m34s31
Error radius : 3.2 arcsec
Error box : x=53:55 y=71:73 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=156.084657 lat=63.075457
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.014
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.047 Ar=0.038 Ai=0.028
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 168 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 130131: 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 130131 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 547407) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 3.64h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
12 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2013-01-31T13:56:21.984

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+13118.5s to t0+13298.5s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+13310.2s to t0+13490.2s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+13310.2s to t0+14471.0s : 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 3.64h 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=156.0847 lat=+63.0755
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.0 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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