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Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT)

NSSDCA ID: 2004-047A-03

Mission Name: Swift
Principal Investigator:Dr. Peter W. A. Roming


UVOT (Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope) monitors the after glow in ultraviolet and visible light, and locates the source at an accuracy of one arcsecond. Its aperture is 30 cm, with an f-number equal to 12.7, and is backed by 2,048 x 2,048 photon counting CCD pixels. The source location accuracy is better than one arcsecond.

Alternate Names

  • Swift/UVOT
  • UVOT

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Science Mission Directorate (United States)


  • Astronomy: Visible
  • Astronomy: Ultraviolet

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Peter W. A. RomingLead InvestigatorPennsylvania State
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