Standardization in the UV with Astrosat and its issues related to star cluster studies
The Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) is one of the payloads in Astrosat, the first Indian Space Observatory. The UVIT instrument has two 375 mm telescopes: one for the far-ultraviolet (FUV) channel (1300-1800 A), and the other for the near-ultraviolet (NUV) channel (2000-3000 A) and the visible (VIS) channel (3200-5500 A). We shall discuss the issues with standardization in the UV with reference to Astrosat Observations (Cycle A04). I shall discuss the problems faced in data-analysis and how these in turn lead to serious issues dealing with the color-magnitude diagarms, membership and age of the young embedded clusters studied.
- Pub Date:
- October 2018
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 3 pages, Talk in Calibration and Standardization Issues in UV-VIS-IR Astronomy, to appear in Astronomy in Focus, IAU, GA, 2018