ALERT: LATEST GAMMA BURST [position]
3/16/2005 5:16:37 AM Pacific Standard Time
at this url, go down on page to aim point, and enter in the right ascension and declination that your link provides on your post Latest Gamma Ray Burst. This is approx RA 20hours (e.g. 20h) and 26minutes (e.g. 26m) and declination 42degrees 36 minutes South declination (south of celestial equator) and move back up toward the top of the page and click UPDATE, and this will give you a star chart centered on your RA and Dec. Perhaps you are learning nothing at all from me -- I bet you already know this. Anyway, I can't tell you whether it is extragalactic. But it is not too far from galactic center in Sagittarius, but a bit more south and toward the extreme eastern end of the constellation Sagittarius. This is in the direction of relatively empty sky, compared to the extreme richness if the view at galactic center a ways away more north and to the west, also in the constellation of Sag. Let me know if I can provide more information (have spent many many years as an amateur astronomer, and know a little how to get around)
here's the url http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Yourtel
Aim point RA: 20h 26m Dec: -42°36'
Wed 2005 Mar 16 13:51 UTC
3/16/2005 5:39:41 PM Pacific Standard Time
These GRB coordinates are not galactic center. See http://starmatt.com/gallery/astro/cmw.html In this photo, sagittarius is immediately adjacent to the brightest spot (immediately below and to the left); in fact, the spout of the teakettle outline of Sagittarius is spouting all the steam (the very brightest spot). If you seek it out you can see the teakettle in the photo. The coordinates of the GRB are more off into the bottom left of this photo, not at all "downtown." In fact it could be way out there beyond our own Milky Way...