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NASA Swift: GRB 060526: Watcher Observations

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006

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TITLE: GCN GRB OBSERVATION REPORT
NUMBER: 5165
SUBJECT: GRB 060526: Watcher Observations
DATE: 06/05/26 20:09:37 GMT
FROM: John French at UCD,Ireland jfrench@bermuda.ucd.ie

John French (University College Dublin), Martin Jelinek (IAA Granada), on behalf of the Watcher collaboration report:

The Watcher 40cm robotic telescope, located at Boyden Observatory, South Africa, began imaging the field of GRB 060526 (Barthelmy et al., GCN 5162) at 16:29:07, 36.2 seconds after the Swift trigger (19.6 seconds after the GCN notice).

Preliminary analysis shows a varying source, consistent with the position of the OT detected in the UVOT observations, with an R-band magnitude of ~15 at T~60s. Analysis is on-going.

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