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TOO request for C/2023 A3


Time Submitted2023-11-17 13:09:18
UrgencyLow Urgency (weeks)
Object NameC/2023 A3
Type or ClassificationComet or Asteroid
Right Ascension (J2000)217.00000 (= 14h 28m 00.0s)
Declination (J2000)-4.00000 (= -04° 00' 00.0'')
Position Error (90% confidence - arcminutes)0
Science Justification
Exposure Time per Visit (s)13000
Number of Visits3
Total Exposure (s)39000
Immediate Objective
XRT ModeAuto
UVOT Mode 0x122f: Grism 1 (UV)
Primary Target ID16394

Below are tentative scheduling windows for this ToO request. Note that the 'Observed Time' is just an approximation for your convenience and may not be complete. Please check the online version of the Swift schedule for the full listing of observed times.

#Window StartWindow StopXRT
Exposure (s)Observed
Time (s)
12023-12-23 00:00:002023-12-25 00:00:00PC0x122f130000
22024-01-15 00:00:002024-01-17 00:00:00PC0x122f130000
32024-02-17 00:00:002024-02-19 00:00:00PC0x122f130000

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