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On-orbit calibration of the Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT)
Author(s): M. Ivanushkina; A. A. Breeveld; T. S. Poole; C. H. James; A. J. Blustin; S. R. Rosen; W. Landsman; S. D. Hunsberger; P. W. A. Roming; C. Gronwell; K. O. Mason; S. Holland; K. McGowan; M. de Pasquale; M. Still; P. Boyd
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Paper Abstract

The Ultraviolet and Optical telescope (UVOT) is one of the three instruments on board of the SWIFT observatory. UVOT is on the cutting edge of our ability to observe and eventually help scientists to understand gamma-ray bursts. As any space-based telescope it requires both pre-flight and on-orbit calibrations. This paper is the first of a pair of papers presenting the initial on-board calibration of the UVOT. In particular, we'll discuss distortion, large and small scale sensitivity variations and the telescope point spread function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5898, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV, 58981D (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617580
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ivanushkina, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
A. A. Breeveld, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
T. S. Poole, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
C. H. James, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
A. J. Blustin, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
S. R. Rosen, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
W. Landsman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. D. Hunsberger, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
P. W. A. Roming, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
C. Gronwell, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
K. O. Mason, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
S. Holland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. McGowan, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
M. de Pasquale, Mullard Space Science Lab., UCL (United Kingdom)
M. Still, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
P. Boyd, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5898:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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