GRB150618_184022_INTEGRAL at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20150618_204200986_000003_46343201    43 stars filter C [ 7114.1s -  7294.1s] expo=180s elev=27.8deg humid= 80% sunelev=-11.9deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -2.0 )
AL_20150618_204512158_000003_46343201    50 stars filter C [ 7305.3s -  7485.3s] expo=180s elev=28.3deg humid= 80% sunelev=-12.3deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -2.0 )
AL_20150618_204822658_000003_46343201    34 stars filter R [ 7495.8s -  7675.8s] expo=180s elev=28.9deg humid= 80% sunelev=-12.7deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20150618_211021165_000003_46343501    64 stars filter C [ 8814.2s -  8994.2s] expo=180s elev=32.6deg humid= 81% sunelev=-15.0deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20150618_211332348_000003_46343501    64 stars filter C [ 9005.4s -  9185.4s] expo=180s elev=33.2deg humid= 82% sunelev=-15.4deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.15 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20150618_211643144_000003_46343501    57 stars filter R [ 9196.2s -  9376.2s] expo=180s elev=33.7deg humid= 79% sunelev=-15.7deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20150618_211959707_000003_46343601    67 stars filter C [ 9392.7s -  9572.7s] expo=180s elev=34.3deg humid= 80% sunelev=-16.0deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20150618_212310151_000003_46343601    59 stars filter C [ 9583.3s -  9763.3s] expo=180s elev=34.8deg humid= 78% sunelev=-16.3deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20150618_212621120_000003_46343601    56 stars filter R [ 9774.2s -  9954.2s] expo=180s elev=35.4deg humid= 79% sunelev=-16.6deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20150618_220712212_000003_46344101    75 stars filter C [12225.3s - 12405.3s] expo=180s elev=42.6deg humid= 77% sunelev=-19.8deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-14.0 )
AL_20150618_221022681_000003_46344101    62 stars filter C [12415.8s - 12595.8s] expo=180s elev=43.2deg humid= 77% sunelev=-20.1deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20150618_221333512_000003_46344101    56 stars filter R [12606.6s - 12786.6s] expo=180s elev=43.7deg humid= 77% sunelev=-20.3deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-15.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457192.27803 2015-06-18T18:40:21.792
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 305.999157885 20h23m59s7
DEC(J2000.0) : 33.8817131411 +33d52m54s16
Error radius : 2.6 arcmin

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=73.1225617178 lat=-2.07162681659
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 !)

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 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 7037) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 1.98h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
27 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2015-06-18T18:40:21.792

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+7114.1s to t0+7294.1s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+7305.3s to t0+7485.3s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+7305.3s to t0+9572.7s : 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 1.98h 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= 73.1226 lat= -2.0716
and the galactic extinction in R band is 1.4 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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