GRB150618_165518_INTEGRAL at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20150618_205625540_000003_46329701    25 stars filter C [14282.4s - 14462.4s] expo=180s elev=30.2deg humid= 80% sunelev=-13.6deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -4.0 )
AL_20150618_205936572_000003_46329701    44 stars filter C [14473.4s - 14653.4s] expo=180s elev=30.7deg humid= 80% sunelev=-13.9deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -4.0 )
AL_20150618_210248275_000003_46329701    49 stars filter R [14665.1s - 14845.1s] expo=180s elev=31.3deg humid= 79% sunelev=-14.3deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -5.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457192.20507 2015-06-18T16:55:18.048
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 306.011827167 20h24m02s8
DEC(J2000.0) : 33.8674983637 +33d52m02s99
Error radius : 2.5 arcmin
Error box : x=35:127 y=11:103 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=73.1308645177 lat=-2.09826867678
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.500
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=1.657 Ar=1.336 Ai=0.970
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 56 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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Example of a GCNC email for this burst

gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 150618: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
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Klotz A., Turpin D. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP),
Boer M., Gendre B., Siellez K., Dereli H., Bardho O. (UNS-CNRS-OCA),
Atteia J.L. (IRAP-CNRS-OMP) report:

We imaged the field of GRB 150618 detected by INTEGRAL
(trigger 7033) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 3.97h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
30 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2015-06-18T16:55:18.048

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+14282.4s to t0+14462.4s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+14473.4s to t0+14653.4s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+14473.4s to t0+14845.1s : R > 17.7
---- YES
We detect a new fading source in the error box given by INTEGRAL
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 3.97h after GRB.
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Magnitudes were estimated with the nearby USNO-B1 stars
and are not corrected for galactic dust extinction.

N.B. Galactic coordinates are lon= 73.1309 lat= -2.0983
and the galactic extinction in R band is 1.3 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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