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MASTER: GRB180316A optical counterpart discovery

ATel #11429; V. Lipunov, V. Kornilov, E. Gorbovskoy, N. Tiurina (Lomonosov MSU), R. Rebolo, M. Serra-Ricart (IAC), P. Balanutsa, V. Vladimirov, D. Vlasenko, A. Kuznetsov, V. Chazov, I. Gorbunov, A. Krylov, D. Kuvshinov, D. Zimnukhov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, SAI), O. Gres, N. M.Budnev (API ISU), R. Podesta, C. Lopez, F. Podesta (OAFA), H. Levato, C. Saffe (ICATE), D. Buckley (SAAO), A. Tlatov, V. Senik, D. Dormidontov (KSS Pulkovo), V. Yurkov, A. Gabovich, Yu. Sergienko (BSPU)
on 16 Mar 2018; 09:56 UT
Credential Certification: Nataly Tyurina (tiurina@sai.msu.ru)

Subjects: Optical, Gamma Ray, Request for Observations, Gamma-Ray Burst, Transient

MASTER OT J174142.82+004453.6 discovery - GRB 180316A optical counterpart

MASTER-IAC robotic telescope (MASTER-Net: http://observ.pereplet.ru )
located at Teyde observatory was pointed to the GRB180316A (Melandri et al GCN #22500, Evans et al. GCN #22501)
15 sec after notice time and 44 sec after trigger time at 2018-03-16 04:58:09 UT.
MASTER auto-detection system ( Lipunov et al., "MASTER Global Robotic Net",Advances in Astronomy, 2010, 30L )
discovered optical couterpart of this GRB at
RA,Dec(2000) = 17h 41m 42s.82, + 00d 44m 53s.6 (Lipunov et al. GCN #22502 , GCN #22503 )

The discovery image and preliminary LC is available at
http://master.sai.msu.ru/static/OT/MASTERGRB180316A.jpg

MASTER devoted this optical discovery to Stephen Hawking, the Lord of Black Holes

List of Optical Transients discovered by MASTER

MASTER Global Robotic Net