GRB150618_180702_INTEGRAL at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20150618_221905777_000003_46340901     0 star  filter C [14949.2s - 15129.2s] expo=180s elev=44.8deg humid= 76% sunelev=-20.6deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-16.0 )
AL_20150618_235850013_000003_46341301    75 stars filter C [20923.3s - 21103.3s] expo=180s elev=62.7deg humid= 77% sunelev=-22.6deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-26.0 )
AL_20150619_000201498_000003_46341301    51 stars filter R [21114.8s - 21294.8s] expo=180s elev=63.3deg humid= 77% sunelev=-22.6deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-27.0 )
AL_20150619_000513160_000003_46341301    44 stars filter V [21306.4s - 21486.4s] expo=180s elev=63.8deg humid= 77% sunelev=-22.5deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-27.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457192.25488 2015-06-18T18:07:01.632
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 305.994268297 20h23m58s6
DEC(J2000.0) : 33.8856192927 +33d53m08s22
Error radius : 2.5 arcmin

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=73.1233736735 lat=-2.06598466522
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.509
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=1.688 Ar=1.361 Ai=0.988
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 7036) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 4.15h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
44 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2015-06-18T18:07:01.632

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+14949.2s to t0+15129.2s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+20923.3s to t0+21103.3s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+20923.3s to t0+21486.4s : 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 4.15h 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= 73.1234 lat= -2.0660
and the galactic extinction in R band is 1.4 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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