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TOO request for M82 ULXs


Time Submitted2023-11-20 15:55:25
UrgencyMedium Urgency (days to a week)
Object NameM82 ULXs
Type or ClassificationUltraluminous X-ray Sources
Right Ascension (J2000)148.96000 (= 09h 55m 50.0s)
Declination (J2000)69.67853 (= 69° 40' 42.0'')
Position Error (90% confidence - arcminutes)0
Science Justification
Exposure Time per Visit (s)1000
Number of Visits10
Total Exposure (s)10000
Immediate Objective
UVOT Mode0x9999: Default (Filter of the day)
Primary Target ID88935

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)
12023-11-24 00:00:002023-11-25 00:00:00PC0x999910000
22023-11-30 00:00:002023-12-01 00:00:00PC0x99991000810
32023-12-06 00:00:002023-12-07 00:00:00PC0x999910001290
42023-12-12 00:00:002023-12-13 00:00:00PC0x99991000805
52023-12-18 00:00:002023-12-19 00:00:00PC0x99991000910
62023-12-24 00:00:002023-12-25 00:00:00PC0x99991000950
72023-12-30 00:00:002023-12-31 00:00:00PC0x99991000920
82024-01-04 00:00:002024-01-05 00:00:00PC0x99991000700
92024-01-11 00:00:002024-01-12 00:00:00PC0x999910000
102024-01-17 00:00:002024-01-18 00:00:00PC0x999910001205

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