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Volume 441, Number 3, October III 2005
Page(s) 975 - 979
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20042419

A&A 441, 975-979 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20042419

The search for the host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst GRB 000214

S. Guziy1, 2, J. Gorosabel1, A. J. Castro-Tirado1, A. de Ugarte Postigo1, M. Jelínek1, M. D. Pérez Ramírez3, J. M. Castro Cerón4, S. Klose5, E. Palazzi6 and K. Wiersema7

1  Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Apartado de Correos, 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
    e-mail: gss@iaa.es
2  Nikolaev State University, Nikolska 24, 54030 Nikolaev, Ukraine
3  Universidad de Jaén, Departamento de Física (EPS), Virgen de la Cabeza, 2, 23071 Jaén, Spain
4  Astronomical Observatory, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 København Ø , Denmark
5  Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Sternwarte 5, 07778 Tautenburg, Germany
6  Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, Sezione di Bologna, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
7  University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(Received 23 November 2004 / Accepted 3 June 2005)

We present UBVRI-band observations taken ~300 days after the BeppoSAX $\gamma$-ray burst GRB 000214. This GRB did not show a detectable optical afterglow; however, due to the localization of a previously unknown, fading X-ray source at a tentative redshift in the range 0.37-0.47, we searched with the ESO 3.6 m telescope for objects with photometric redshifts consistent with the mentioned X-ray redshift range. We report four host galaxy candidates, which might be the subject of future spectroscopic observations, in order to confirm their redshifts.

Key words: gamma rays: bursts -- techniques: photometric -- cosmology: observations

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