GRB150618_215431_INTEGRAL at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20150618_215539296_000000_00000001     0 star  filter C [   16.2s -    76.2s] expo= 60s elev=40.7deg humid= 79% sunelev=-19.2deg (moon at 129.0deg phase=0.16 elev=-13.0 )
AL_20150619_005103747_000003_46354901    70 stars filter C [10407.5s - 10587.5s] expo=180s elev=71.7deg humid= 77% sunelev=-20.6deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-29.0 )
AL_20150619_005414684_000003_46354901    72 stars filter C [10598.5s - 10778.5s] expo=180s elev=72.2deg humid= 78% sunelev=-20.5deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-30.0 )
AL_20150619_005541433_000003_46354901     0 star  filter R [10789.2s - 10969.2s] expo=180s elev=72.7deg humid= 79% sunelev=-20.3deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-30.0 )
AL_20150619_012018971_000003_46355201    79 stars filter C [12162.7s - 12342.7s] expo=180s elev=76.1deg humid= 80% sunelev=-18.7deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-30.0 )
AL_20150619_012330612_000003_46355201    75 stars filter C [12354.4s - 12534.4s] expo=180s elev=76.6deg humid= 79% sunelev=-18.4deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-30.0 )
AL_20150619_012654792_000003_46355201    62 stars filter R [12558.6s - 12738.6s] expo=180s elev=77.0deg humid= 80% sunelev=-18.2deg (moon at 130.0deg phase=0.17 elev=-30.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457192.41286 2015-06-18T21:54:31.104
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 306.015425163 20h24m03s7
DEC(J2000.0) : 33.8706921532 +33d52m14s49
Error radius : 2.6 arcmin
Error box : x=10:106 y=9:104 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=73.1237302801 lat=-2.0809564229
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 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

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

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GRB 150618: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
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 7040) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 16.2s after the GRB trigger
(14.5s after the notice). The elevation of the field increased from
40 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2015-06-18T21:54:31.104

The first image is trailed with a duration of 60.0s
(see the description in Klotz et al., 2006, A&A 451, L39).
We do not detect any OT with a limiting magnitude of:
t0+16.2s to t0+76.2s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+10407.5s to t0+10587.5s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+10407.5s to t0+12738.6s : 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 16.2s 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= 73.1237 lat= -2.0810
and the galactic extinction in R band is 1.3 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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