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dc.contributor.authorPaul, Biswajit-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Modern Physics D, 2013, Vol.22, p1341009en
dc.identifier.issn1793-6594 (online)-
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dc.description.abstractASTROSAT is an astronomy satellite designed for simultaneous multi-wavelength studies in the Optical/UV and a broad X-ray energy range. With four X-ray instruments and a pair of UV-Optical telescopes, ASTROSAT will provide unprecedented opportunity for simultaneous multi-wavelength observations, which is of immense value in study of highly variable sources, especially X-ray binaries and active galactic nuclei. The Large Area X-ray Proportional Counters (LAXPC) of ASTROSAT, which has the largest effective area in the hard X-ray band compared to all previous X-ray missions, will enable high time resolution X-ray measurements in the 2–80 keV band with moderate energy resolution. Here we give a brief summary of the payload characteristics of ASTROSAT and discuss some of the main science topics that will be addressed with the LAXPC, and with simultaneous observations with the UVIT telescopes, with particular emphasis on X-ray binaries and compact objects. The possibility of aiding gravitational wave experiments is also briefly mentioned.en
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishingen
dc.rights2013 World Scientific Publishing.en
dc.subjectX-ray binariesen
dc.subjectNeutron starsen
dc.subjectBlack holesen
dc.titleAstrosat : some key science prospectsen
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