An optical flare of GB6 1310+4844 observed with the Kanata telescope
ATel #2320; R. Itoh, M. Yamanaka, M. Sasada, Y. Ikejiri, M. Uemura, K. S. Kawabata, H. Takahashi, Y. Fukazawa, T. Ohsugi (Hiroshima University), Y. Kuwada (Osaka University), Y. T. Tanaka (ISAS/JAXA) on behalf of the Kanata team
on 2 Dec 2009; 13:03 UT
Credential Certification: Hiromitsu Takahashi (email@example.com)
Subjects: Optical, AGN, Quasar
Following the Fermi/LAT detection of the gamma-ray flare from GB6
B1310+4844 (ATEL #2316), we performed optical photometric
observation with the Kanata 1.5-m telescope at Higashi-Hiroshima
Our preliminary analysis shows that I and R-band magnitudes of GB6
B1310+4844 were R=20.1+/-0.3 and I=18.8+/-0.2 on 2009 Nov. 28.8(UT).
We adopted a nearby star at RA=13:12:54.1 and
DEC=+48:27:58.2 (R=16.019,I=15.657 in UCAC3) as the
In the SDSS catalog, the magnitudes of GB6 B1310+4844
are recorded as r=21.347 and i=20.939, corresponding to
R=21.08 and I=20.48 (Lupton 2005;http://www.sdss.org/dr6/algorithms/sdssUBVRITransform.html).
Thus, the object also brightened at optical wavelengths
as far as compared with the SDSS catalog.
We will continue the optical monitoring of this source.