GRB180715_180705_SWIFT at TAROT Calern observatory

TAROT Calern observatory log of images

AL_20180715_203853000_000001_40583801    10 stars filter C [ 8923.0s -  9103.0s] expo=180s elev=43.4deg humid= 56% sunelev=-12.7deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.21 elev= +4.0 )
AL_20180715_204202000_000001_40583801    11 stars filter C [ 9112.5s -  9292.5s] expo=180s elev=43.2deg humid= 56% sunelev=-13.1deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.21 elev= +3.0 )
AL_20180715_205545000_000001_40584001    11 stars filter C [ 9935.3s - 10115.3s] expo=180s elev=42.2deg humid= 59% sunelev=-14.7deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.21 elev= +1.0 )
AL_20180715_205855000_000001_40584001     8 stars filter C [10125.2s - 10305.2s] expo=180s elev=42.0deg humid= 58% sunelev=-15.0deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.21 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20180715_210204000_000001_40584001     7 stars filter C [10314.7s - 10494.7s] expo=180s elev=41.7deg humid= 59% sunelev=-15.4deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.21 elev= +0.0 )
AL_20180715_214356000_000001_40584501    13 stars filter C [12825.9s - 13005.9s] expo=180s elev=37.5deg humid= 56% sunelev=-19.5deg (moon at  81.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -6.0 )
AL_20180715_214706000_000001_40584501    10 stars filter C [13016.0s - 13196.0s] expo=180s elev=37.1deg humid= 57% sunelev=-19.8deg (moon at  80.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20180715_215016000_000001_40584501    11 stars filter C [13206.2s - 13386.2s] expo=180s elev=36.7deg humid= 58% sunelev=-20.1deg (moon at  80.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -7.0 )
AL_20180715_215356000_000001_40584601    10 stars filter C [13426.3s - 13606.3s] expo=180s elev=36.3deg humid= 58% sunelev=-20.4deg (moon at  80.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20180715_215706000_000001_40584601    11 stars filter C [13616.5s - 13796.5s] expo=180s elev=35.9deg humid= 58% sunelev=-20.6deg (moon at  80.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -8.0 )
AL_20180715_220017000_000001_40584601    10 stars filter C [13806.7s - 13986.7s] expo=180s elev=35.5deg humid= 58% sunelev=-20.9deg (moon at  80.0deg phase=0.22 elev= -9.0 )
AL_20180716_001952000_000001_40585401     8 stars filter C [22182.4s - 22362.4s] expo=180s elev=13.7deg humid= 60% sunelev=-24.2deg (moon at  79.0deg phase=0.23 elev=-27.0 )
AL_20180716_002302000_000001_40585401     8 stars filter C [22372.2s - 22552.2s] expo=180s elev=13.1deg humid= 60% sunelev=-24.1deg (moon at  79.0deg phase=0.23 elev=-28.0 )
AL_20180716_002612000_000001_40585401    10 stars filter C [22562.3s - 22742.3s] expo=180s elev=12.6deg humid= 60% sunelev=-24.0deg (moon at  79.0deg phase=0.23 elev=-28.0 )
Informations from GCN notice:
This is a GRB
Date of the alert : 2458315.25491898 2018-07-15T18:07:05.000
Decoded useful notice informations.
RA(J2000.0) : 235.0688 15h40m16s5
DEC(J2000.0) : -0.9246 -00d55m28s55
Error radius : 3.0 arcmin

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Sum of images.
Differential photometry.

Galactic coordinates

Galactic coordinates : lon=5.27328953487 lat=40.6747366441
NASA/IPAC-Extragalactic-Database tool for calculate an extinction

Extinction from Schlegel et al. (1998, ApJ 500, 525): E(B-V)=0.124
Assuming Rv=3.1: Av=0.411 Ar=0.331 Ai=0.241 Extinction map E(B-V) from Schlegel:

Field of View is about 93 arcmin (north is NOT up !)

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GRB 180715: TAROT Calern observatory optical observations
Klotz A., Noysena.K., Atteia J.L. (CNRS-OMP-IRAP),
Boer, M., Eymar, L. (CNRS-ARTEMIS),
Gendre B. (UVI - Etelman Obs.) report:

We imaged the field of GRB 180715 detected by SWIFT
(trigger 848048) with the TAROT robotic telescope (D=25cm)
located at the Calern observatory, France.

The observations started 2.48h after the GRB trigger.
The elevation of the field decreased from
43 degrees above horizon and weather conditions
were XXX.

---- NO
The date of trigger : t0 = 2018-07-15T18:07:05.000

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+8923.0s to t0+9103.0s : R > 15.1

The second image is 180.0s exposure in tracking mode:
t0+9112.5s to t0+9292.5s : R > 16.2

We co-added a series of exposures:
t0+9112.5s to t0+13196.0s : 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 2.48h 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=  5.2733 lat=+40.6747
and the galactic extinction in R band is 0.3 magnitudes
estimated from D. Schlegel et al. 1998ApJ...500..525S.

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