Abstract Details

Name: Dr. Kanak Saha
Affiliation: IUCAA
Conference ID: ASI2017_891
Title : ASTRoSAT/UVIT deep observation of HST/Chandra Deep Field South
Authors and Co-Authors : Prof. Shyam N. Tandon IUCAA
Abstract Type : Oral
Abstract Category : Extragalactic astronomy
Abstract : We present deep imaging observations of about 615 sq arcmin area of sky in the HST/Chandra Deep Field-South using the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope on-board ASTROSAT. Preliminary analysis from these observations reveals better source statistics compared to the currently available UV observations performed by GALEX and Swift/UVOT, primarily due to a factor of 3 higher spatial resolution. We present preliminary results on the UV luminosity function and the most recent star-formation activities taking place in this part of the sky using the far-UV observations.