Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects

 v 1.2 - 10-Dec-2015 - Modification (Letter added to the format)
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   - (Not yet in Simbad) Write:<<- JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSSa>> N: 6200016 Object:UV,Blue  (SIMBAD class: UV = UV-emission source) Note:Swift (http://swift.ac.uk) is a space mission launched in 2005 to rapidly discover and acquire gamma ray bursts and follow up on other interesting objects. One of the three instruments is a 30 cm UV-optical telescope with photon counting detectors and field of view of 17x17 arcmin squared. Each image typically reaches down to magnitude 17; summed images and long exposures go several magnitudes deeper. Thus, serendipitously, each image obtains serendipitous photometry of up to 4000 sources in the current filter band. There are six filter bands, three in the UV and three optical approximately like the UBV bands, though the U bands is bluer. The data are flux calibrated to within 3%, depending on exposure time, and form a consistent set over the objects in the survey.

"10 years of Swift" conference proceedings (2014styd.confE..37P).
A detailed catalogue publication being written. Notes:The current catalogue contains only the sources observed between launch in 2005 and 2010, October 1st. A future release of the catalogue is expected in due time to include five more years, and so on. Auth.:N Paul Kuin

University College London/Mullard Space Science Laboratory Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5

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