BLESSY ELIZABETH BABY
Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 39 Issue 1 February 2018 Article ID 0011 Review
Study of X-ray transients with Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) onboard AstroSat
M. C. RAMADEVI B. T. RAVISHANKAR ABHILASH R. SARWADE S. VAISHALI NIRMAL KUMAR IYER ANUJ NANDI V. GIRISH VIVEK KUMAR AGARWAL BLESSY ELIZABETH BABY MOHAMMED HASAN S. SEETHA DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA
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.
Volume 42 All articles Published: 3 July 2021 Article ID 0070 PAYLOAD CALIBRATION
Calibration of Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) onboard AstroSat
ABHILASH R. SARWADE M. C. RAMADEVI B. T. RAVISHANKAR BRAJPAL SINGH BLESSY ELIZABETH BABY DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA S. SEETHA
SSM onboard AstroSat is designed to monitor X-ray sky in the energy range 2.5–10 keV to detect and locate X-ray sources in outburst. SSM with its three almost identical 1D-proportional counters mounted on a rotating platform, scans the sky in step and stare mode of operation. It observes the X-ray skyand generates light curves for X-ray sources detected. Here, we discuss the positional calibration to carry out imaging with SSM. Onboard calibration of SSM has been carried out with Crab, the standard X-ray source. SSM observations of Crab are compared with that of MAXI on ISS for cross calibration of the instrument.
Volume 44, 2023
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