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      Galaxies: active, novae, cataclysmic variables, space vehicles: instruments, telescopes, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: stars.

    • Abstract

       

      The Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) aboard the AstroSat satellite is the first Indian X-ray telescope in space. It is a modest size X-ray telescope with a charge coupled device (CCD) camera in the focal plane, which provides X-ray images in the $\sim$0.3–8.0 keV band. A forte of SXT is in providing undistorted spectraof relatively bright X-ray sources, in which it excels over some current large CCD-based X-ray telescopes. Here, we highlight some of the published spectral and timing results obtained using the SXT data to demonstrate the capabilities and overall performance of this telescope.

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      SUDIP BHATTACHARYYA1 KULINDER PAL SINGH2 GORDON STEWART3 SUNIL CHANDRA4 GULAB C. DEWANGAN5 NILIMA S. KAMBLE1 SANDEEP VISHWAKARMA1 JAYPRAKASH G. KOYANDE1 VARSHA CHITNIS6

      1. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1 Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India.
      2. Indian institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140 306, India.
      3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.
      4. Centre for Space Research, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
      5. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), P.B. No. 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
      6. Department of High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1 Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India.
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