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Optical Counterpart of J1701-462

ATel #706; D. Maitra, C. Bailyn, J. Nelan (YALE), J. Espinoza (CTIO/SMARTS)
on 22 Jan 2006; 05:04 UT
Credential Certification: Dipankar Maitra (maitra@astro.yale.edu)

Subjects: Infra-Red, X-ray, Binary, Black Hole, Neutron Star, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 708, 710, 712, 777

We obtained H-band images of the SWIFT error field of J1701-462 (ATel #702) using the SMARTS 1.3m telescope and ANDICAM instrument on Jan 21.3707 UT. We find a new object not present in the 2MASS catalogue. The H-band magnitude of the new source was 16.5 +- 0.1 in the Jan 21 data, as determined by comparison with nearby stars in the field with known 2MASS photometry. We find the coordinates of this new source to be: RA = 17:00:58.45 Dec = -46:11:08.6 with an error of approximately 0.5". A finding chart is available at: http://www.astro.yale.edu/maitra/J1701-462/

Finder Chart for XTE J1701-462