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  1. UVOT XRT BAT Swift Mission NASA Explorer 3 instruments Rapid slewing spacecraft Primary science is gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) Swift is opening a new window on the transient universe XRT Position - 5 arcsec BAT Position - 2 arcmin UVOT Position - < 1 arcsec . . T<10 sec T<90 sec T<2 min

  2. Swift Synopsis Launch in November 2004 317 GRBs detected and studied ~50% of time spent on GRBs 550 Target of Opportunity pointings to non-GRB transients such as: - supernovae - novae - flare stars - active galaxy outbursts - galactic black holes - comets

  3. Example Supernova Observations optical UV X-ray SN 2006bp in NGC 3953 SN 1979C & SN 2006X in M100