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AstroSat First UV Images of Distant Stars

12/07/2015 9:30 AM

We had news that the AstroSat satellite has produced good test images of a star field 6000 light years away. We produced the near & far U.V. UVIT detectors about 6 years ago & have been waiting for them to be integrated into the satellite. Launch was at the end of September & systems have been gradually brought on-line & tested since then.

There are pictures of the satellite here. A report on the first U.V. images is here.

When fully operational AstroSat will produce simultaneous images in U.V. & X-ray.

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