Swift gamma-ray burst Explorer: Afterglow follow-up and Swift constraints

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Abstract

The Swift mission has been conducting normal operations for approximately 15 months (since April 2005). During this time the mission has revolutionized the field of GRB afterglow follow-up - doubling the number of GRB afterglows with localization and adding a totally novel ability to study afterglows during the time between minutes to hours after the gamma-ray burst. I report on the efficiency of the Swift observatory for conducting these observations, and the science strategy of Swift operations, including fill-in targets and targets of opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Volume121
Issue number10-11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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