GULAB C. DEWANGAN
Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 42 All articles Published: 25 May 2021 Article ID 0017 PAYLOAD REVIEW
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.
Volume 42 All articles Published: 19 June 2021 Article ID 0051 SCIENCE RESULTS
We present the results from the multi-wavelength monitoring observations of the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 335 with AstroSat. We analysed both the X-ray (SXT and LAXPC) and UV (UVIT) data of the source at two epochs, separated by $\sim$18 days. The source was in a low flux state during theobservations, and the X-ray spectra were found to be harder than usual. The presence of soft X-ray excess was identified in the observations, and the broadband X-ray continuum was modelled with power-law and black body (modified by intrinsic absorption) and a distant neutral reflection component. We did not find any variability in the X-ray spectral shape or the flux over this period. However, the UV flux is found to be variable between the observations. The obtained results from the X-ray analysis point to a scenario where theprimary emission is suppressed and the component due to distant reflection dominates the observed spectrum.
Volume 43, 2022
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