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The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

The Swift UVOT serendipitous source catalogue


We present the first Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope Serendipitous Source Catalogue (UVOTSSC). The catalogue was compiled from 23,059 Swift datasets taken within the first five years of observations with the Swift UVOT. A purpose-built processing pipeline, based around the standard Swift processing tools, was employed. The catalogue contains positions, photometry in three UV and three optical bands, morphological information and data quality flags. In total, the catalogue contains 6,200,016 unique sources of which more than 2 million have multiple observations in the catalogue.


M. Page, V. Yershov, A. Breeveld, N.P.M. Kuin, R.P. Mignani, P.J. Smith, J. I. Rawlings, S. R. Oates
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, RH5 6NT, UK

M. Siegel
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University, 525 Devey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA

P.W.A. Roming
Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 USA

Data Access

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The catalog itself is available from this MSSL website.