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Swift XRT effective area measured at the Panter end-to-end tests
Author(s): Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Alberto Moretti; Sergio Campana; Anthony F. Abbey; Richard M. Ambrosi; Lorella Angelini; Andrew P. Beardmore; Heinrich W. Brauninger; Wolfgang Burkert; David N. Burrows; Milvia Capalbi; Guido Chincarini; Oberto Citterio; Giancarlo Cusumano; Michael J. Freyberg; Paolo Giommi; Gisela D. Hartner; Joanne E. Hill; Koji Mori; Dave C. Morris; Kallol Mukerjee; John A. Nousek; Julian P. Osborne; Alexander D. T. Short; F. Tamburelli; D. J. Watson; Alan A. Wells
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Paper Abstract

The Swift X-ray Telescope (XRT) is designed to make astrometric, spectroscopic and photometric observations of the X-ray emission from Gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows, in the energy band 0.2 - 10 keV. Here we report first results of the analysis of Swift XRT effective area at five different energies as measured during the end-to-end calibration campaign at the Panter X-ray beam line facility. The analysis comprises the study of the effective area both on-axis and off-axis for different event grade selection. We compare the laboratory results with the expectations and show that the measured effective area meets the mission scientific requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5165, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, (3 February 2004);
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Gianpiero Tagliaferri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Alberto Moretti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Sergio Campana, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Anthony F. Abbey, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Ambrosi, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Lorella Angelini, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Andrew P. Beardmore, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Heinrich W. Brauninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Milvia Capalbi, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Guido Chincarini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell Informatica, CNR (Italy)
Michael J. Freyberg, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Paolo Giommi, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joanne E. Hill, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Koji Mori, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Dave C. Morris, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Kallol Mukerjee, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
John A. Nousek, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Julian P. Osborne, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Alexander D. T. Short, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
F. Tamburelli, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
D. J. Watson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Alan A. Wells, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5165:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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