GRB160203_021310_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20160203_021733970_000000_00000001     0 star  filter C [  198.6s -   258.6s] expo= 60s elev=20.6deg humid= 53% sunelev=-48.2deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_021819830_000000_00000001     1 star  filter C [  274.4s -   304.4s] expo= 30s elev=20.6deg humid= 54% sunelev=-48.0deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_021901017_000000_00000001     1 star  filter C [  315.7s -   345.7s] expo= 30s elev=20.5deg humid= 54% sunelev=-47.9deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_021943189_000000_00000001     1 star  filter C [  357.8s -   387.8s] expo= 30s elev=20.5deg humid= 52% sunelev=-47.8deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_022025549_000000_00000001     1 star  filter C [  400.2s -   430.2s] expo= 30s elev=20.5deg humid= 50% sunelev=-47.7deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_022106487_000000_00000001     1 star  filter C [  441.2s -   471.2s] expo= 30s elev=20.5deg humid= 51% sunelev=-47.6deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20160203_022247268_000000_00000001     9 stars filter C [  481.9s -   571.9s] expo= 90s elev=20.4deg humid= 50% sunelev=-47.5deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +2.0 )
AL_20160203_022310737_000000_00000001     0 star  filter C [  583.1s -   673.1s] expo= 90s elev=20.3deg humid= 50% sunelev=-47.2deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +2.0 )
AL_20160203_022943831_000003_60640501     9 stars filter C [  898.5s -   988.5s] expo= 90s elev=20.1deg humid= 44% sunelev=-46.3deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +3.0 )
AL_20160203_023030503_000003_60640501     0 star  filter C [  999.9s -  1089.9s] expo= 90s elev=20.0deg humid= 42% sunelev=-46.1deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.38 elev= +3.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457421.59248 2016-02-03T02:13:10.272
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 161.951 10h47m48s2
DEC(J2000.0) : -24.7886 -24d47m18s95
Error radius : 2.2 arcsec
Error box : x=64:65 y=34:36 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=270.285683232 lat=30.1594548705
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.073
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.241 Ar=0.194 Ai=0.141
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 78 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 160203: 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 160203 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 672525) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 198.6s after the GRB trigger
(18.9s after the notice). The elevation of the field decreased from
20 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2016-02-03T02:13:10.272

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+198.6s to t0+258.6s : R > 15.1

The second image is 30.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+274.4s to t0+304.4s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+274.4s to t0+571.9s : 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 198.6s 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=270.2857 lat=+30.1595
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.2 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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