Multi-wavelength observations with AstroSat

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Speaker :  
Dr. Gulab Dewangan (IUCAA, Pune, India)
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2nd Floor Seminar Room
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Abstract :

Astrosat is India’s first multi-wavelength space astronomy mission that was launched on September 28, 2015. Astrosat carries four co-aligned scientific payloads (i) a Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT), (ii) three identical units of Large Area X-ray Proportional Counters (LAXPCs), (iii) a Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride Imager (CZTI), (iv) two units of Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescopes (UVITs), sensitive in the optical/near UV and far UV bands. AstroSat also carries a scanning sky monitor (SSM). The four co-aligned instruments perform simultaneous observations in the optical, near and far UV, soft and hard X-rays. I will provide an overview of instruments onboard AstroSat, their capabilities, and some initial results. AstroSat is a proposal-driven observatory, and it is currently performing scientific observations. I will also provide information on observing plan, and opportunities for international proposers for observations with AstroSat.