Study of X-ray transients with Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) onboard AstroSat
Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) onboard AstroSat is an X-ray sky monitor in the energy range 2.5–10 keV. SSM scans the sky for X-ray transient sources in this energy range of interest. If an X-ray transient source is detected in outburst by SSM, the information will be provided to the astronomical community for follow-up observations to do a detailed study of the source in various other bands. SSM instrument, since its power-ON in orbit, has observed a number of X-ray sources. This paper discusses observations of few X-ray transients by SSM. The flux reported by SSM for few sources during its Performance Verification phase (PV phase) is studied and the results are discussed.
M. C. RAMADEVI1 B. T. RAVISHANKAR1 ABHILASH R. SARWADE1 S. VAISHALI1 NIRMAL KUMAR IYER1 ANUJ NANDI1 V. GIRISH1 VIVEK KUMAR AGARWAL1 BLESSY ELIZABETH BABY1 MOHAMMED HASAN1 S. SEETHA2 DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA3
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