This is an interesting transient event which first detected by SWIFT telescope as a GRB alert and was given the name GRB 230824A, on the same day it was reported as a transient event by Mi Zhang and Xing Gao (Xingming Obs.) ( https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2023qql ).
I observed this object on 24 August, 4.5 hours after the GRB using Al-Khatim Observatory in Abu-Dhabi, UAE, it was of magnitude 13.5. Yesterday it brightened by 0.5 magnitude and it was 13.
This transient has been confirmed as a new low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) hosting a black hole candidate according to A. J. Castro-Tirado et al., see ATel#16208, https://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=16208 . Multi-band photometric and spectroscopic observations are strongly encouraged.
The object is added to The International Variable Star Index catalogue and photometric observations can be submitted through AAVSO website.
Current Photometric Results: