The Swift X-Ray Telescope

@article{Burrows2004TheSX,
  title={The Swift X-Ray Telescope},
  author={David N. Burrows and Joanne E. Hill and J A Nousek and Jamie A. Kennea and Alan A. Wells and Julian P. Osborne and Antony F. Abbey and Andrew P. Beardmore and Kallol Mukerjee and Alexander D. T. Short and Guido L. Chincarini and Sergio Campana and Oberto Citterio and Alberto Moretti and Claudio Pagani and Gianpiero Tagliaferri and Paolo Giommi and M. Capalbi and Francesca Tamburelli and Lorella Angelini and G Cusumano and Heinrich Br{\"a}uninger and Wolfgang Burkert and Gisela D. Hartner},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={120},
  pages={165-195}
}
Abstracthe Swift Gamma-Ray Explorer is designed to make prompt multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and GRB afterglows. The X-ray telescope (XRT) enables Swift to determine GRB positions with a few arcseconds accuracy within 100 s of the burst onset.The XRT utilizes a mirror set built for JET-X and an XMM-Newton/EPIC MOS CCD detector to provide a sensitive broad-band (0.2–10 keV) X-ray imager with effective area of > 120 cm2 at 1.5 keV, field of view of 23.6 × 23.6 arcminutes… 
1 2 A ug 2 00 5 THE SWIFT X-RAY TELESCOPE
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