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      AstroSat; UVIT; variability.

    • Abstract


      Curvit is an open-source Python package that facilitates the creation of light curves from the data collected by the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard AstroSat, India’s first multi-wavelength astronomical satellite. The input to Curvit is the calibrated events list generated by the UVIT-Payload Operation Center (UVIT-POC) and made available to the principal investigators through the Indian Space Science Data Center. The features of Curvit include: (i) automatically detecting sources and generating light curves for all the detected sources and (ii) custom generation of light curve for any particular source of interest. We present here the capabilities of Curvit and demonstrate its usability on the UVIT observations ofthe intermediate polar FO Aqr as an example. Curvit is publicly available on GitHub at https://github.com/prajwel/curvit.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore 560 034, India.
      2. Department of Physics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore 560 029, India.
      3. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune 411 007, India.
      4. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400 005, India.
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