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The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

Swift Instrument Description Papers

Below are the key papers describing each of the three Swift instruments.


The Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the SWIFT Midex Mission
S. D. Barthelmy, L. M. Barbier, J. R. Cummings, E. E. Fenimore, N. Gehrels, D. Hullinger, H. A. Krimm, C. B. Markwardt, D. M. Palmer, A. Parsons, G. Sato, M. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, M. Tashiro, and J. Tueller
Space Science Reviews, v120:143-164, 2005 October
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2005SSRv..120..143B


The Swift Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope
P.W. A. Roming, T. E. Kennedy, K. O. Mason, J. A. Nousek, L. Ahr, R. E. Bingham, P. S. Broos, M. J. Carter, B. K. Hancock, H. E. Huckle, S. D. Hunsberger, H. Kawakami, R. Killough, T. S. Koch, M. K. McLelland, K. Smith, P. J. Smith, J. C. Soto, P. T. Boyd, A. A. Breeveld, S. T. Holland, M. Ivanushkina, M. S. Pryzby, M. D. Still, and J. Stock
Space Science Reviews, v120:95-142, 2005 October
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2005SSRv..120...95R

XRT Paper

The Swift X-Ray Telescope
D.N. Burrows, J. E. Hill, J. A. Nousek, J. A. Kennea, A. Wells, J. P. Osborne, A. F. Abbey, A. Beardmore, K. Mukerjee, A. D. T. Short, G. Chincarini, S. Campana, O. Citterio, A. Moretti, C. Pagani, G. Tagliaferri, P. Giommi, M. Capalbi, F. Tamburelli, L. Angelini, G. Cusumano, H. W. Bräuninger, W. Burkert, and G. D. Hartner
Space Science Reviews, v120:165-195, 2005 October
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2005SSRv..120..165B