Comet NEOWISE 2020 Photography Contest Winners

Names Prize Title Dorje Angchuk First Prize The Neowise Comet and the Newest Union Territory Anurag Wasnik Second Prize A Distant Visitor Karthik Jayashankar Second Prize Neowise Enticing Panchachuli Sathya Narayana Sridhar Third Prize Harbinger of life Rohith K A Third Prize The Lonely Wanderer Dorje Angchuk Special Mention Comet Neowise sojourn over Himalayan Chandra Telescope […]

Comet NEOWISE 2020 Photography Contest

ASI-POEC celebrated the visit of the Comet NEOWISE in July-August 2020 with a number of outreach activities throughout India. As a part of this, a themed Astro-Photography Competition was organised to draw people to the beauty of the breathtaking comet as well as the night sky and astronomy and the joy of capturing it in […]

Comet NEOWISE 2020 Credit : Philippe Jacquot

Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3

  This visitor to our neighbourhood is currently making the news, as it offers breathtaking views now in the dawn evening skies across the Northern Hemisphere. Called C/2020 F3 in the astronomical circles, it is a non-periodic comet which was the third discovered in late March 2020 by the space telescope instrument NEOWISE (hence the […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #021

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for July 2019 is the Far UltraViolet image of the open cluster M67, showing its hotter younger stars. The BSS-White Dwarf pais, WOCS1007, is circled in red. (Picture Credits: N. Sindhu and collaborators)    “AstroSat Picture of the Month” is an initiative of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #020

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for June 2019 is the far-ultraviolet image of the Dwarf Galaxy IC2574, using ASTROSAT. The far-ultraviolet traces young massive stars in the galaxy. (Picture Credits: Chayan Mondal and collaborators)    “AstroSat Picture of the Month” is an initiative of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #019

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for May 2019 is the near-ultraviolet image of the Jellyfish Galaxy JO201, using ASTROSAT. This image shows young stars formed in the disk of the galaxy. The cross marks the active galactic nucleus (AGN) at the centre of the galaxy. The cavity-like structure around the central AGN is due […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #018

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for March 2019 is the Globular Cluster NGC 5466 and one of its stars NH 84. On the top left is the ultraviolet image of cluster, with its Blue Straggler Star NH 84 (circled in green) that lives in its outskirts. A zoomed-in image of the cluster is on […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #017

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for February 2019 is an Ultraviolet image of the globular cluster NGC 2808, with far-ultraviolet shown in blue and near-ultraviolet in yellow. Stars emitting in both are seen in white. The red and light-blue circles show the locations of two populations of faint red-horizontal branch stars identified using UVIT-AstroSat. […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #016

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for January 2019 shows the 97 minute long orbit of AstroSat around the Earth. This orbit is roughly equatorial (top right), inclined at around 6 degrees to it (top left). This results in each orbit being slightly displaced from the previous one (bottom). Picture credit: Leo Jackson John, Operation […]

Astrosat Picture of the Month #015

The AstroSat Picture of the Month for December 2018 presents the Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope itself. A schematic of the design of the UVIT is shown on the top left, and a photograph of the two UVIT telescopes is in the top right. An image of the fully assembled UVIT, containing both telescopes sitting snugly […]