Mission Overview

Map of Observations

mission wavelength

Wavelength Coverage

Wavelength Coverage Plot. Roughly 2000-8000 Angstroms

The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory is a first-of-its-kind multi-wavelength observatory dedicated to the study of gamma-ray burst (GRB) science. Its three instruments work together to observe GRBs and afterglows in the gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavebands. MAST serves as a secondary archive for the Ultraviolet Optical Telescope (UVOT).

Active From

November 20, 2004 - Present

Resolution 

0.502 arcsec/pixel        

λ/Δλ ~ 200 (grisms @400 nm)

Capabilities

Documentation

Search Tools

MAST Portal

Search multiple missions using target names or coordinates.

MAST API

Tools for programmatically querying the MAST Portal

UVOT Observation Search

UVOT Observation web forms

UVOT Exposure Search

UVOT Exposure web forms

Featured Data Products

Ultraviolet & Optical Imaging
Ultraviolet & Optical Imaging
Grism Spectra
Grism Spectra
UVOTSSC
UVOTSSC
UVOT Serendipitous Source Catalog (UVOTSSC) - a MAST High-Level Science Product
SOUSA
SOUSA
Swift's Optical/Ultraviolet Supernova Archive (SOUSA) - a MAST High-Level Science Product
UVOTGRB
UVOTGRB
A Large Catalog of UV/Optical GRB Afterglows (UVOTGRB) - a MAST High-Level Science Product

SwiftUVOT Images

NGC 1566

UV Mosaic of Large Magellanic Cloud

SwiftUVOT mosaic of the Large Magellanic Cloud.  See the NASA Press Release for more information.

NGC 300

Omega Centauri

Supplemental Links

Credits

MAST made extensive use of the Swift web sites at HEASARC, Penn State, ASI Science Data Center in Italy, and the University of Leicester in England. All the catalog information and data sets available from MAST were provided by the HEASARC Guest Observer Facility.