GRB170921_142848_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20170921_182326108_000000_86581701     0 star  filter C [13892.5s - 14072.5s] expo=180s elev=12.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-9.7deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20170921_182636624_000000_86581701     0 star  filter C [14083.1s - 14263.1s] expo=180s elev=12.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-10.3deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20170921_182947139_000000_86581701     6 stars filter C [14273.6s - 14453.6s] expo=180s elev=13.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-10.8deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20170921_183319677_000000_86581801     7 stars filter C [14486.1s - 14666.1s] expo=180s elev=13.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-11.5deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -1.0 )
AL_20170921_183629990_000000_86581801    13 stars filter C [14676.4s - 14856.4s] expo=180s elev=14.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-12.0deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -2.0 )
AL_20170921_183939818_000000_86581801    12 stars filter C [14866.2s - 15046.2s] expo=180s elev=14.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-12.6deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -2.0 )
AL_20170921_184303060_000000_86581901    14 stars filter C [15069.5s - 15249.5s] expo=180s elev=15.1deg humid=  0% sunelev=-13.2deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20170921_184613591_000000_86581901    14 stars filter C [15260.0s - 15440.0s] expo=180s elev=15.6deg humid=  0% sunelev=-13.7deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -3.0 )
AL_20170921_184923888_000000_86581901    11 stars filter C [15450.3s - 15630.3s] expo=180s elev=16.1deg humid=  0% sunelev=-14.3deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -4.0 )
AL_20170921_190351226_000000_86582001    13 stars filter C [16317.6s - 16497.6s] expo=180s elev=18.4deg humid=  0% sunelev=-16.8deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.10 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20170921_190701195_000000_86582001    14 stars filter C [16507.7s - 16687.7s] expo=180s elev=18.9deg humid=  0% sunelev=-17.3deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20170921_191011336_000000_86582001    14 stars filter C [16697.7s - 16877.7s] expo=180s elev=19.4deg humid=  0% sunelev=-17.9deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20170921_192818194_000000_86582101    12 stars filter C [17784.6s - 17964.6s] expo=180s elev=22.4deg humid=  0% sunelev=-21.0deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-11.0 )
AL_20170921_193128272_000000_86582101    14 stars filter C [17974.7s - 18154.7s] expo=180s elev=23.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-21.5deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-11.0 )
AL_20170921_193438758_000000_86582101    14 stars filter C [18165.2s - 18345.2s] expo=180s elev=23.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-22.0deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-12.0 )
AL_20170921_195251323_000000_86582201    13 stars filter C [19257.7s - 19437.7s] expo=180s elev=26.6deg humid=  0% sunelev=-25.0deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-15.0 )
AL_20170921_195601838_000000_86582201    16 stars filter C [19448.2s - 19628.2s] expo=180s elev=27.2deg humid=  0% sunelev=-25.5deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-16.0 )
AL_20170921_195912338_000000_86582201    14 stars filter C [19638.7s - 19818.7s] expo=180s elev=27.7deg humid=  0% sunelev=-26.0deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-16.0 )
AL_20170921_201730120_000000_86582301    15 stars filter C [20736.5s - 20916.5s] expo=180s elev=30.9deg humid=  0% sunelev=-28.8deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-19.0 )
AL_20170921_202040120_000000_86582301    15 stars filter C [20926.6s - 21106.6s] expo=180s elev=31.4deg humid=  0% sunelev=-29.3deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-20.0 )
AL_20170921_202350210_000000_86582301    16 stars filter C [21116.6s - 21296.6s] expo=180s elev=32.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-29.8deg (moon at 151.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-20.0 )
AL_20170921_210617205_000000_86582501    16 stars filter C [23663.6s - 23843.6s] expo=180s elev=39.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-35.7deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-27.0 )
AL_20170921_210927517_000000_86582501    15 stars filter C [23853.9s - 24033.9s] expo=180s elev=40.1deg humid=  0% sunelev=-36.1deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-28.0 )
AL_20170921_211237799_000000_86582501    14 stars filter C [24044.2s - 24224.2s] expo=180s elev=40.7deg humid=  0% sunelev=-36.5deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-28.0 )
AL_20170921_215524826_000000_86582701    16 stars filter C [26611.2s - 26791.2s] expo=180s elev=48.4deg humid=  0% sunelev=-41.3deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-35.0 )
AL_20170921_215834841_000000_86582701    16 stars filter C [26801.3s - 26981.3s] expo=180s elev=49.0deg humid=  0% sunelev=-41.6deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-35.0 )
AL_20170921_220144935_000000_86582701    16 stars filter C [26991.3s - 27171.3s] expo=180s elev=49.5deg humid=  0% sunelev=-41.8deg (moon at 152.0deg phase=0.11 elev=-36.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2458018.10333912 2017-09-21T14:28:48.500
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 26.8495 01h47m23s8
DEC(J2000.0) : 30.8742 +30d52m27s11
Error radius : 3.0 arcmin

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=136.863681943 lat=-30.4791554445
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.046
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.153 Ar=0.123 Ai=0.090
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 170921: 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 170921 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 773509) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 3.86h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field increased from
12 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2017-09-21T14:28:48.500

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+13892.5s to t0+14072.5s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+14083.1s to t0+14263.1s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+14083.1s to t0+15249.5s : 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 3.86h 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=136.8637 lat=-30.4792
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.1 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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