GRB140709_603866_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20140709_201531660_000003_18341901     0 star  filter C [76494301.6s - 76494481.6s] expo=180s elev=37.5deg humid= 70% sunelev=-9.1deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+25.0 )
AL_20140709_202154355_000003_18341901     1 star  filter V [76494684.3s - 76494864.3s] expo=180s elev=36.9deg humid= 71% sunelev=-9.9deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_204007200_000003_18342001     7 stars filter C [76495777.1s - 76495957.1s] expo=180s elev=35.1deg humid= 73% sunelev=-12.2deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_204318158_000003_18342001     8 stars filter R [76495968.1s - 76496148.1s] expo=180s elev=34.7deg humid= 73% sunelev=-12.5deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_204629596_000003_18342001     6 stars filter V [76496159.6s - 76496339.6s] expo=180s elev=34.4deg humid= 73% sunelev=-12.9deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_210426102_000003_18342101    10 stars filter C [76497236.0s - 76497416.0s] expo=180s elev=32.7deg humid= 71% sunelev=-15.0deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_210737306_000003_18342101    10 stars filter R [76497427.2s - 76497607.2s] expo=180s elev=32.4deg humid= 71% sunelev=-15.3deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_211048524_000003_18342101     6 stars filter V [76497618.5s - 76497798.5s] expo=180s elev=32.1deg humid= 70% sunelev=-15.6deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_212853410_000003_18342201    10 stars filter C [76498703.4s - 76498883.4s] expo=180s elev=30.5deg humid= 68% sunelev=-17.4deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_213204847_000003_18342201     7 stars filter R [76498894.8s - 76499074.8s] expo=180s elev=30.2deg humid= 69% sunelev=-17.7deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_213517259_000003_18342201     4 stars filter V [76499087.2s - 76499267.2s] expo=180s elev=30.0deg humid= 69% sunelev=-18.0deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20140709_215334767_000003_18342301     1 star  filter C [76500184.7s - 76500364.7s] expo=180s elev=28.4deg humid= 69% sunelev=-19.6deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+25.0 )
AL_20140709_215645517_000003_18342301     1 star  filter R [76500375.4s - 76500555.4s] expo=180s elev=28.1deg humid= 69% sunelev=-19.8deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+25.0 )
AL_20140709_215956735_000003_18342301     1 star  filter V [76500566.6s - 76500746.6s] expo=180s elev=27.9deg humid= 69% sunelev=-20.1deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+25.0 )
AL_20140709_221751602_000003_18342401     1 star  filter C [76501641.6s - 76501821.6s] expo=180s elev=26.5deg humid= 66% sunelev=-21.3deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20140709_222103134_000003_18342401     1 star  filter R [76501833.0s - 76502013.0s] expo=180s elev=26.2deg humid= 66% sunelev=-21.5deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20140709_222414308_000003_18342401     1 star  filter V [76502024.2s - 76502204.2s] expo=180s elev=26.0deg humid= 65% sunelev=-21.7deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20140709_224228015_000003_18342501     0 star  filter C [76503118.0s - 76503298.0s] expo=180s elev=24.7deg humid= 64% sunelev=-22.7deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+23.0 )
AL_20140709_224539286_000003_18342501     1 star  filter R [76503309.2s - 76503489.2s] expo=180s elev=24.5deg humid= 64% sunelev=-22.8deg (moon at 113.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+22.0 )
AL_20140709_224850489_000003_18342501     1 star  filter V [76503500.4s - 76503680.4s] expo=180s elev=24.2deg humid= 64% sunelev=-22.9deg (moon at 114.0deg phase=0.80 elev=+22.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is not a GRB (a retractation has been edited)
Date of GRB : 2455962.9912571758 2012-02-05T11:47:24.620
Date of notice : 2455962.9915046296 2012-02-05T11:47:46.000
Refined position : no
RA(J2000.0) : 40.1 02h40m24s0
DEC(J2000.0) : 61.22 +61d13m12s00
Error box : x=40396:40506 y=44342:44452 (pixels)

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Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=149.253811773 lat=42.8391049098
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.040
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.132 Ar=0.107 Ai=0.077 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 97 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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GRB 140709: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
Klotz A. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP), Gendre B. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP),
Boer M., Siellez K., Dereli H., Bardho O. (UNS-CNRS-OCA),
Atteia J.L. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP) report:

We imaged the field of GRB 140709 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 513505) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 76494301.6s after the GRB trigger
(76494280.5s after the notice). The elevation of the field decreased from
37 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+76494301.6s to t0+76494481.6s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+76494684.3s to t0+76494864.3s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+76494684.3s to t0+76497607.2s : 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 76494301.6s 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=149.2538 lat=+42.8391
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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