The Swift X-Ray Telescope

  title={The Swift X-Ray Telescope},
  author={D. Burrows and J. Hill and J. Nousek and J. Kennea and A. Wells and J. Osborne and A. Abbey and A. Beardmore and K. Mukerjee and A. D. T. Short and G. Chincarini and S. Campana and O. Citterio and A. Moretti and C. Pagani and G. Tagliaferri and P. Giommi and M. Capalbi and F. Tamburelli and L. Angelini and G. Cusumano and H. Br{\"a}uninger and W. Burkert and G. Hartner},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • D. Burrows, J. Hill, +21 authors G. Hartner
  • Published 1999
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstracthe Swift Gamma-Ray Explorer is designed to make prompt multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and GRB afterglows. [...] Key Method The detection sensitivity is 2×10−14 erg cm−2 s−1 in 104 s. The instrument is designed to provide automated source detection and position reporting within 5 s of target acquisition. It can also measure the redshifts of GRBs with Fe line emission or other spectral features.Expand Abstract
    905 Citations
    Swift Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts
    Readout modes and automated operation of the Swift X-ray Telescope
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    Swift observations of gamma-ray bursts
    • N. Gehrels
    • Physics, Medicine
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
    • 2007
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    Characterization and evolution of the swift x-ray telescope instrumental background
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    Multiwavelength observations of the energetic GRB 080810: detailed mapping of the broad-band spectral evolution
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    Early afterglow detection in the Swift observations of GRB 050801
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    GRB 051210: Swift detection of a short gamma ray burst
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    Rise and fall of the X-ray flash 080330: An off-axis jet?
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    The Swift X-ray Telescope Cluster Survey: data reduction and cluster catalog for the GRB fields
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    The soft x-ray imager (SXI) on board the EXIST mission
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    Swift X-Ray Telescope
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    Laboratory x-ray CCD camera electronics: a test bed for the Swift X-Ray Telescope
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    X-ray imaging performance of the flight model JET-X telescope
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    JET-X instrument for the USSR Spectrum-RG mission: its design and performance
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    MOS CCDs for the EPIC on XMM
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    The Swift Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope
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