Upcoming Indian facility: UVIT on ASTROSAT

Annapurni Subramaniam*
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru 560034, India

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An overview of the upcoming ASTROSAT mission with its five instruments on board is presented. UVIT instrument is discussed in detail along with the ground calibrations and plans for in-orbit calibrations. The UVIT filter system and their e ective areas are presented. General science goals of UVIT are presented and some specific science goals related to star formation are discussed.

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Keywords : telescopes – ultraviolet: stars