GRB161017_175151_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20161017_220200678_000000_36031001     0 star  filter C [14824.4s - 15004.4s] expo=180s elev= 4.4deg humid= 86% sunelev=-51.9deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+40.0 )
AL_20161017_220511115_000000_36031001     0 star  filter C [15015.0s - 15195.0s] expo=180s elev= 4.6deg humid= 87% sunelev=-52.2deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+40.0 )
AL_20161017_220822339_000000_36031001     0 star  filter R [15206.2s - 15386.2s] expo=180s elev= 4.9deg humid= 87% sunelev=-52.5deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+41.0 )
AL_20161017_222630330_000000_36031101     4 stars filter C [16294.2s - 16474.2s] expo=180s elev= 6.6deg humid= 85% sunelev=-53.9deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+44.0 )
AL_20161017_222941596_000000_36031101     3 stars filter R [16485.4s - 16665.4s] expo=180s elev= 6.9deg humid= 83% sunelev=-54.1deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+44.0 )
AL_20161017_223252815_000000_36031101     2 stars filter V [16676.6s - 16856.6s] expo=180s elev= 7.2deg humid= 84% sunelev=-54.4deg (moon at  84.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+45.0 )
AL_20161017_231535668_000000_36031301     7 stars filter C [19239.5s - 19419.5s] expo=180s elev=11.8deg humid= 88% sunelev=-55.8deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.86 elev=+51.0 )
AL_20161017_231846622_000000_36031301     3 stars filter R [19430.5s - 19610.5s] expo=180s elev=12.1deg humid= 88% sunelev=-55.8deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+51.0 )
AL_20161017_232158059_000000_36031301     0 star  filter V [19621.9s - 19801.9s] expo=180s elev=12.5deg humid= 87% sunelev=-55.8deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+51.0 )
AL_20161017_233957890_000000_36031401    11 stars filter C [20701.7s - 20881.7s] expo=180s elev=14.7deg humid= 82% sunelev=-55.6deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20161017_234308843_000000_36031401     7 stars filter R [20892.7s - 21072.7s] expo=180s elev=15.1deg humid= 81% sunelev=-55.5deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20161017_234619827_000000_36031401     6 stars filter V [21083.6s - 21263.6s] expo=180s elev=15.5deg humid= 81% sunelev=-55.4deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+54.0 )
AL_20161018_000429227_000000_36031501     0 star  filter C [22173.1s - 22353.1s] expo=180s elev=17.8deg humid= 81% sunelev=-54.5deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+56.0 )
AL_20161018_000740493_000000_36031501     0 star  filter R [22364.3s - 22544.3s] expo=180s elev=18.2deg humid= 80% sunelev=-54.3deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+56.0 )
AL_20161018_001051722_000000_36031501     0 star  filter V [22555.5s - 22735.5s] expo=180s elev=18.7deg humid= 79% sunelev=-54.1deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+56.0 )
AL_20161018_003213020_000000_36031601     2 stars filter R [23836.8s - 24016.8s] expo=180s elev=21.6deg humid= 78% sunelev=-52.4deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+58.0 )
AL_20161018_003524458_000000_36031601     2 stars filter V [24028.2s - 24208.2s] expo=180s elev=22.0deg humid= 77% sunelev=-52.1deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+58.0 )
AL_20161018_005328032_000000_36031701    10 stars filter C [25111.8s - 25291.8s] expo=180s elev=24.6deg humid= 78% sunelev=-50.3deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+59.0 )
AL_20161018_005639032_000000_36031701     8 stars filter R [25302.8s - 25482.8s] expo=180s elev=25.0deg humid= 78% sunelev=-49.9deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+59.0 )
AL_20161018_005950226_000000_36031701    10 stars filter V [25494.0s - 25674.0s] expo=180s elev=25.5deg humid= 78% sunelev=-49.5deg (moon at  83.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+59.0 )
AL_20161018_011808196_000000_36031801    11 stars filter C [26592.0s - 26772.0s] expo=180s elev=28.2deg humid= 82% sunelev=-47.3deg (moon at  82.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+59.0 )
AL_20161018_012119634_000000_36031801    11 stars filter R [26783.5s - 26963.5s] expo=180s elev=28.7deg humid= 81% sunelev=-46.9deg (moon at  82.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+59.0 )
AL_20161018_012431322_000000_36031801     3 stars filter V [26975.1s - 27155.1s] expo=180s elev=29.2deg humid= 81% sunelev=-46.4deg (moon at  82.0deg phase=0.85 elev=+58.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457679.24434 2016-10-17T17:51:50.976
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 142.7691 09h31m04s5
DEC(J2000.0) : 43.1267 +43d07m36s12
Error radius : 0.7 arcsec
Error box : x=62:62 y=49:49 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=177.712045251 lat=46.7528258802
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.021
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.068 Ar=0.055 Ai=0.040 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 106 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
GRB 161017: 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 161017 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 718023) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 4.12h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
4 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2016-10-17T17:51:50.976

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+14824.4s to t0+15004.4s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+15015.0s to t0+15195.0s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+15015.0s to t0+19419.5s : 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 4.12h 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=177.7120 lat=+46.7528
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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