Name: Swathi B
Affiliation: Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Conference ID : ASI2022_504
Title : Construction of the UV point source catalog using observations from UVIT onboard AstroSat
Authors : Swathi B, B Ananthamoorthy, Debbijoy Bhattacharya, C S Stalin
Abstract Type: Poster
Abstract Category : Extragalactic Astronomy
Abstract : The Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard AstroSat launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) observes the sky in both near-UV (NUV) and far-UV (FUV) wavebands providing an excellent opportunity for studying UV sky. UVIT has an angular resolution of 1.8 arcsec, which is almost three times better compared to its predecessor Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), and thus it is expected to detect many new UV sources. The construction of the UVIT source catalog is in progress. The detailed methodology of source detection, astrometry correction, and source photometry carried out while constructing the UV point source catalog will be discussed, and a UV point-source list from a few UVIT observations will be presented.