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Volume 42 All articles Published: 25 May 2021 Article ID 0017 PAYLOAD REVIEW
Science with the AstroSat Soft X-ray telescope: An overview
SUDIP BHATTACHARYYA KULINDER PAL SINGH GORDON STEWART SUNIL CHANDRA GULAB C. DEWANGAN NILIMA S. KAMBLE SANDEEP VISHWAKARMA JAYPRAKASH G. KOYANDE VARSHA CHITNIS
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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