From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006
TITLE: GCN GRB OBSERVATION REPORT
SUBJECT: GRB 060526: TNG optical observations
DATE: 06/05/26 22:12:02 GMT FROM: Stefano Covino at Brera
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S. Covino, G.L. Israel, F. Ghinassi, N. Pinilla, on behalf of the CIBO collaboration, report:
We observed the optical counterpart of GRB 060526 (Campana et al. GCN 5162; French & Jelinek GCN 5165; Rykoff et al. GCN 5166) with the 3.6m TNG telescope located at the Canary Islands. V and R photometry have been obtained with TNG+DOLoRES.
The afterglow is clearly detected at 21:00:56 UT (about 4:32 after the burst) with R = 18.43 +- 0.04, assuming R = 15.0 for the USNO star at RA,DEC 15:31:17.90, 00:15:28.8.
Further observations are in progress.
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