In-flight calibration of the Swift XRT effective area

G. Cusumano, S. Campana, P. Romano, V. Mangano, A. Moretti, A. F. Abbey, L. Angelini, A. P. Beardmore, D. N. Burrows, M. Capalbi, G. Chincarini, O. Citterio, P. Giommi, M. R. Goad, O. Godet, G. D. Hartner, J. E. Hill, J. A. Kennea, V. La Parola, T. MineoD. Morris, J. A. Nousek, J. P. Osborne, K. Page, C. Pagani, M. Perri, G. Tagliaferri, F. Tamburelli, A. Wells

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The Swift X-ray Telescope is designed to make astrometric, spectroscopic and photometric observations of the X-ray emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts and their afterglows in the 0.2-10 keV energy band. Here we report some results on the in-flight calibration of the Swift XRT effective area obtained analyzing observations of cosmic sources with different the analysis of cosmic sources intrinsic spectra and using the on-ground calibration and ray-tracing simulations as a starting point Our analysis includes the study of the effective area for different XRT operating modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA
Subtitle of host publicationSixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - May 19 2006
EventGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Nov 29 2005Dec 2 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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