GRB170903_124907_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20170903_192612653_000000_83090001    10 stars filter C [23640.3s - 23820.3s] expo=180s elev=67.8deg humid=  0% sunelev=-14.4deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+22.0 )
AL_20170903_192923425_000000_83090001    10 stars filter C [23831.1s - 24011.1s] expo=180s elev=67.3deg humid=  0% sunelev=-15.0deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+22.0 )
AL_20170903_193233707_000000_83090001    10 stars filter C [24021.4s - 24201.4s] expo=180s elev=66.7deg humid=  0% sunelev=-15.5deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+22.0 )
AL_20170903_195041950_000000_83090101     8 stars filter C [25109.6s - 25289.6s] expo=180s elev=63.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-18.4deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20170903_195354122_000000_83090101    10 stars filter C [25301.8s - 25481.8s] expo=180s elev=62.9deg humid=  0% sunelev=-18.9deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20170903_195705232_000000_83090101    11 stars filter C [25493.0s - 25673.0s] expo=180s elev=62.3deg humid=  0% sunelev=-19.3deg (moon at  76.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+24.0 )
AL_20170903_201511926_000000_83090201    11 stars filter C [26579.6s - 26759.6s] expo=180s elev=59.1deg humid=  0% sunelev=-22.1deg (moon at  77.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20170903_201822566_000000_83090201    12 stars filter C [26770.3s - 26950.3s] expo=180s elev=58.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-22.5deg (moon at  77.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+26.0 )
AL_20170903_202132899_000000_83090201    10 stars filter C [26960.6s - 27140.6s] expo=180s elev=57.9deg humid=  0% sunelev=-23.0deg (moon at  77.0deg phase=0.84 elev=+26.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2458000.03411 2017-09-03T12:49:07.104
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 254.5251 16h58m06s0
DEC(J2000.0) : 34.9793 +34d58m45s48
Error radius : 3.2 arcsec
Error box : x=51:53 y=58:60 (pixels)

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=57.7120322901 lat=37.4207002403
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.016
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.053 Ar=0.043 Ai=0.031
extmap.fit: Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 88 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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gcncirc@capella.gsfc.nasa.gov
GRB 170903: 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 170903 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 770528) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 6.57h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field decreased from
67 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2017-09-03T12:49:07.104

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+23640.3s to t0+23820.3s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+23831.1s to t0+24011.1s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+23831.1s to t0+26759.6s : 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 6.57h 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= 57.7120 lat=+37.4207
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.0 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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