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Title: Soft X-ray focusing Telescope aboard AstroSat: early results
Authors: Singh, K. P.
Dewangan, G. C.
Chandra, S.
Bhattacharayya, S.
Chitnis, V.
Stewart, G. C.
Westergaard, N. J.
First Published: 25-Aug-2017
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences with Current Science Association
Citation: Current Science, 2017, 113 (4), pp. 587-590 (4)
Abstract: The Soft X-ray focusing Telescope (SXT) is a moderate resolution X-ray imaging spectrometer supplementing the ultraviolet and hard X-ray payloads for broadband studies of cosmic sources with AstroSat. Well suited for observing bright X-ray sources, SXT observations of nearby active galactic nuclei (AGN), binary star systems with compact companions, active stars, etc. are producing long soft X-ray light curves and high-quality spectra. The strong X-ray variability and multiple spectral components exhibited by SXT observations of nearby Seyfert 1 galaxies show excellent promise to probe accretion disks and central engines in AGN through multi-band variability and spectroscopy.
DOI Link: 10.18520/cs/v113/i04/587-590
ISSN: 0011-3891
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Indian Academy of Sciences with Current Science Association. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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