Swift MOC

Swift Target of Opportunity Requests

Target of Opportunity (TOO) requests allow for the community to request Swift to observe targets of interest. In order to submit a TOO request, you must register with the Swift TOO system. Please fill out the form below to register.

New User Form

Account Information:

Swift ToO User Agreement

Target of Opportunity Request is intended for use by knowledgeable professional and amateur astronomers to request observations of transient or flaring astrophysical sources by the Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer. The Science Operations Team is not obligated to observe all requested targets, even if scientifically interesting. The Swift Principal Investigator is the final authority for all decisions regarding Targets of Opportunity.

By accepting this agreement you agree to submit only legitimate requests for astrophysical sources (no terrestrial or atmospheric sources) and to provide upon request electronic or photographic data supporting your request. Visual sightings must be corroborated by an independent source. By accepting this agreement you also agree to abide by its terms and conditions.

Swift Mission Operations Center

The Pennsylvania State University
301 Science Park Road,
Building 2 Suite 332,
State College, PA 16801
☎ +1 (814) 865-6834
📧 swiftods@swift.psu.edu

Swift MOC Team Leads

Mission Director: John Nousek
Science Operations: Jamie Kennea
Flight Operations: Mark Hilliard
UVOT: Michael Siegel
XRT: Jamie Kennea