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    • VHE gamma ray astronomy with HAGAR telescope array

      VARSHA CHITNIS

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      HAGAR, an array of seven atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes located at Hanle in Himalayas, has been observing VHE gamma ray sources since September 2008. Taking advantage of the high altitude location, HAGAR could achieve an energy threshold of about 200 GeV. Several astronomical sources, mostly pulsars and blazar class active galactic nuclei, have been observed in the last nine years. Pulsations from Crab pulsar and emission from blazars Mkn 421 and Mkn 501 has been detected successfully. Details of HAGAR telescopearray will be given and some important results will be discussed. Also the future plans will be described briefly.

    • 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

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      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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