Astrosat Blog

Scanning Sky Monitor Operational

Read more at the team's update.

CZTI detects GRB

On the first day of operation of CZTI, the Swift satellite reported the detection of a Gamma-ray burst at 09:55:01 UT, named GRB 151006A. Despite the analysis pipleline not being streamlined yet, a band of youngsters delved into the voluminous data to extract the precious information about this messenger of a blast from the extremities of the universe. If the spectral and localisation capabilities of CZTI can be demonstrated by a detailed analysis of GRB 151006A, it will enrich the GRB science by providing spectral properties for long GRBs and localisation of short GRBs. rement). Though polarisation has been measured in a few GRBs, this is the first time ever that spectral, timing, and polarisation properties of GRBs in hard X-rays will be measured simultaneously Read more at the team's update.

CZTI detects Crab

"After a nerve wracking period which seemed like eternity but was only three days, the team working at the Mission Operation Centre at Peenya, Bengaluru flashed the news at 2:03 PM on Friday, Oct 9, 2015: "Crab detected!!!! Finally we could get the Crab image". Almost immediately the team working feverishly at the Payload Operation Centre, IUCAA, Pune, replied in elation: "We got it too!’’". Read more at our coverage.