GRB160314_113251_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20160314_183448017_000000_15918001    20 stars filter C [25131.6s - 25311.6s] expo=180s elev=60.4deg humid= 81% sunelev=-10.8deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20160314_183758329_000000_15918001    16 stars filter R [25321.9s - 25501.9s] expo=180s elev=60.7deg humid= 81% sunelev=-11.3deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20160314_184108829_000000_15918001    21 stars filter V [25512.4s - 25692.4s] expo=180s elev=60.9deg humid= 81% sunelev=-11.9deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+53.0 )
AL_20160314_185917841_000000_15918101    23 stars filter C [26601.4s - 26781.4s] expo=180s elev=62.2deg humid= 81% sunelev=-15.1deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+51.0 )
AL_20160314_190228794_000000_15918101    13 stars filter R [26792.4s - 26972.4s] expo=180s elev=62.4deg humid= 81% sunelev=-15.7deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+50.0 )
AL_20160314_190539384_000000_15918101    14 stars filter V [26982.9s - 27162.9s] expo=180s elev=62.5deg humid= 80% sunelev=-16.3deg (moon at  39.0deg phase=0.43 elev=+50.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457461.98115 2016-03-14T11:32:51.360
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 112.7891 07h31m09s3
DEC(J2000.0) : 16.9987 +16d59m55s31
Error radius : 2.2 arcsec
Error box : x=54:55 y=61:62 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=201.81577351 lat=16.2582115058
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.081
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.269 Ar=0.217 Ai=0.157
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 65 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 160314: 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 160314 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 679120) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 6.98h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
60 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2016-03-14T11:32:51.360

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+25131.6s to t0+25311.6s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+25321.9s to t0+25501.9s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+25321.9s to t0+27162.9s : 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 6.98h 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=201.8158 lat=+16.2582
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.2 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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