APOM Archives

All the AstroSat Pictures of the Month are archived here. To see the latest APOM, click here. APOM is an initiative of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India and the AstroSat Training and Outreach Team.

  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #014

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #014

    November 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for November 2018 presents false colour image of the Globular Cluster NGC 288 in the ultraviolet taken by UVIT. The near-UV emission the stars are in yellow and the far-UV emission is …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #013

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #013

    September 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for October 2018 presents the false-color ultraviolet images of NGC6302 (Butterfly Nebula) using ASTROSAT. On the left is a cartoon showing the full extent of the nebula with far-ultraviolet represented in blue. …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #012

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #012

    September 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for September 2018 is a photograph of AstroSat itself. The top panel has two photographs of the fully assembled AstroSat. The bottom panel is an artists's conception of the observatory in space. …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #011

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #011

    August 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for August 2018 is an X-ray image of the Tycho Supernova Remnant in the 0.8-2.0 nanometres (0.6-1.6 keV) range, made by the Soft X-ray Telescope on board AstroSat. The supernova remnant is …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #010

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #010

    July 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for July 2018 is an image of the central part of the merging galaxy NGC 7252. This image has been obtained by dividing the NUV by the FUV image, pixel by pixel, …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #009

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #009

    June 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for June 2018 is the ultraviolet image of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 2256, more than 800 million light years away. This cluster contains galaxies spread over a large area, and we …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #008

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #008

    May 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for May 2018 is the X-ray data from the Crab Nebula, using the ASTROSAT. The left panel shows the new result. One rotation period of the Crab Pulsar, of 33 milliseconds, is …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #007

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #007

    April 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for April 2018 is the ultra-violet image of the Jellyfish Galaxy JO201, using ASTROSAT. This image shows hot young stars formed in the tentacles, visible to the left of the parent galaxy. …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #006

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #006

    March 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for March 2018 is the ultra-violet image of NGC 7252 or the 'Atoms for Peace' galaxy, using ASTROSAT. The two tails of gas and stars ripped out due to the merger of …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #005

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #005

    February 2018: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for February 2018 is the ultra-violet image of NGC 6960 or the Witch's Broom, using ASTROSAT. The beautiful filaments are due to gas heated up because of the shocks from the Supernova …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #004

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #004

    December 2017: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for December 2017 are the the ultra-violet images of NGC 40 using ASTROSAT. The pink-red part is the gas cloud NGC 40, also known as the Bow-Tie nebula, which is being illuminated …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #003

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #003

    November 2017: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for November 2017 are the Near-UV (left) and Far-UV (right) images of the Globular Cluster NGC 1851, taken by UVIT on board the ASTROSAT. The FUV image shows only the hottest stars …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #002

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #002

    October 2017: The AstroSat Picture of the Month for October 2017 is the Near-UV image of the beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 2336, taken by UVIT on board the ASTROSAT. The bright spots along the spiral arms are regions of …
  • Astrosat Picture of the Month #001

    Astrosat Picture of the Month #001

    Sebtember 2017: This APOM shows us newly formed star clusters in the dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM), imaged by the Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope on board the ASTROSAT. (Picture Credits: Annapurni Subramaniam) To download a high resolution image, see link.   …