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Title: NASA Explorer


1
Swift Mission
NASA Explorer 3 instruments Rapid
slewing spacecraft Primary science is
gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) Swift is opening a new
window on the transient universe
XRT Position - 5 arcsec
BAT Position - 2 arcmin
UVOT Position - lt 1 arcsec
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Tlt10 sec
Tlt90 sec
Tlt2 min
2
Swift Synopsis
Launch in November 2004 317 GRBs detected and
studied 50 of time spent on GRBs 550 Target
of Opportunity pointings to non-GRB transients
such as - supernovae - novae - flare
stars - active galaxy outbursts - galactic
black holes - comets
3
Example Supernova Observations
optical
UV
X-ray
SN 2006bp in NGC 3953
SN 1979C SN 2006X in M100
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