GRB161224_221335_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20161225_022457009_000000_43829001     0 star  filter C [14896.8s - 15076.8s] expo=180s elev= 2.5deg humid= 26% sunelev=-49.7deg (moon at  21.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -9.0 )
AL_20161225_022807504_000000_43829001     0 star  filter C [15087.3s - 15267.3s] expo=180s elev= 3.0deg humid= 23% sunelev=-49.1deg (moon at  21.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20161225_023118004_000000_43829001     0 star  filter C [15277.8s - 15457.8s] expo=180s elev= 3.5deg humid= 21% sunelev=-48.6deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20161225_024924289_000000_43829101     1 star  filter C [16364.0s - 16544.0s] expo=180s elev= 6.2deg humid= 19% sunelev=-45.4deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -4.0 )
AL_20161225_025235008_000000_43829101     1 star  filter C [16554.7s - 16734.7s] expo=180s elev= 6.7deg humid= 18% sunelev=-44.8deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -4.0 )
AL_20161225_025546477_000000_43829101     2 stars filter C [16746.2s - 16926.2s] expo=180s elev= 7.2deg humid= 19% sunelev=-44.2deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20161225_031348463_000000_43829201     0 star  filter C [17828.2s - 18008.2s] expo=180s elev= 9.8deg humid= 20% sunelev=-41.0deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20161225_031658963_000000_43829201     0 star  filter C [18018.7s - 18198.7s] expo=180s elev=10.3deg humid= 20% sunelev=-40.5deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20161225_032010397_000000_43829201     0 star  filter C [18210.1s - 18390.1s] expo=180s elev=10.7deg humid= 20% sunelev=-39.9deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20161225_033818450_000000_43829301     1 star  filter C [19298.3s - 19478.3s] expo=180s elev=13.2deg humid= 23% sunelev=-36.6deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +3.0 )
AL_20161225_034129064_000000_43829301     0 star  filter C [19488.8s - 19668.8s] expo=180s elev=13.6deg humid= 23% sunelev=-36.0deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +3.0 )
AL_20161225_034439580_000000_43829301     0 star  filter C [19679.3s - 19859.3s] expo=180s elev=14.1deg humid= 23% sunelev=-35.5deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +4.0 )
AL_20161225_040258425_000000_43829401     0 star  filter C [20778.1s - 20958.1s] expo=180s elev=16.4deg humid= 27% sunelev=-32.2deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +7.0 )
AL_20161225_040609378_000000_43829401     1 star  filter C [20969.1s - 21149.1s] expo=180s elev=16.8deg humid= 28% sunelev=-31.6deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +7.0 )
AL_20161225_040921503_000000_43829401     2 stars filter C [21161.3s - 21341.3s] expo=180s elev=17.2deg humid= 28% sunelev=-31.0deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev= +8.0 )
AL_20161225_042719635_000000_43829501     0 star  filter C [22239.4s - 22419.4s] expo=180s elev=19.3deg humid= 23% sunelev=-27.8deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+10.0 )
AL_20161225_043030639_000000_43829501     1 star  filter C [22430.4s - 22610.4s] expo=180s elev=19.6deg humid= 22% sunelev=-27.2deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+11.0 )
AL_20161225_043341374_000000_43829501     1 star  filter C [22621.1s - 22801.1s] expo=180s elev=20.0deg humid= 23% sunelev=-26.6deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+11.0 )
AL_20161225_045148966_000000_43829601     0 star  filter C [23708.7s - 23888.7s] expo=180s elev=21.8deg humid= 23% sunelev=-23.4deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+14.0 )
AL_20161225_045500185_000000_43829601     2 stars filter C [23899.9s - 24079.9s] expo=180s elev=22.1deg humid= 23% sunelev=-22.8deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+14.0 )
AL_20161225_045811638_000000_43829601     1 star  filter C [24091.3s - 24271.3s] expo=180s elev=22.4deg humid= 23% sunelev=-22.3deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+15.0 )
AL_20161225_051614777_000000_43829701     0 star  filter C [25174.6s - 25354.6s] expo=180s elev=24.0deg humid= 28% sunelev=-19.1deg (moon at  22.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+17.0 )
AL_20161225_051925558_000000_43829701     0 star  filter C [25365.3s - 25545.3s] expo=180s elev=24.2deg humid= 29% sunelev=-18.6deg (moon at  23.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+18.0 )
AL_20161225_052236318_000000_43829701     0 star  filter C [25556.1s - 25736.1s] expo=180s elev=24.5deg humid= 29% sunelev=-18.0deg (moon at  23.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+18.0 )
AL_20161225_054043434_000000_43829801     2 stars filter C [26643.2s - 26823.2s] expo=180s elev=25.7deg humid= 33% sunelev=-14.9deg (moon at  23.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+20.0 )
AL_20161225_054354222_000000_43829801     2 stars filter C [26833.9s - 27013.9s] expo=180s elev=25.9deg humid= 31% sunelev=-14.3deg (moon at  23.0deg phase=0.25 elev=+21.0 )
AL_20161225_054705660_000000_43829801     2 stars filter C [27025.4s - 27205.4s] expo=180s elev=26.1deg humid= 30% sunelev=-13.8deg (moon at  23.0deg phase=0.24 elev=+21.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2457747.4261 2016-12-24T22:13:35.040
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 204.8247 13h39m17s9
DEC(J2000.0) : -18.0284 -18d01m42s23
Error radius : 3.0 arcmin

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=318.669161087 lat=43.3759992241
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.105
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.348 Ar=0.281 Ai=0.204
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 98 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

Bibliography (Last GCNC circulars and status of satellites)

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GRBlog
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Example of a GCNC email for this burst

gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 161224: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
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Klotz A., Turpin D., Atteia J.L. (CNRS-OMP-IRAP),
Boer, M., Laugier, R. (CNRS-ARTEMIS),
Gendre B. (UVI - Etelman Obs.) report:

We imaged the field of GRB 161224 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 728268) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 4.14h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
2 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2016-12-24T22:13:35.040

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+14896.8s to t0+15076.8s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+15087.3s to t0+15267.3s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+15087.3s to t0+18008.2s : 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 4.14h 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=318.6692 lat=+43.3760
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.3 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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