Photometric Calibration of UVIT

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This Bachelors project discusses the procedures to find best estimates of counts per second in the filters of UVIT, an Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope onboard the Indian space obsorvatory ASTROSAT. This is done for the calibration source HZ4 (a white dwarf) and an open cluster NGC188 at high declination. It also verifies that the process of Flat field correction (inclusive of Remainder Correction) leads to improved photometry.

Akash Vani
Akash Vani
Masters Student

Master’s thesis student at ARI, University of Heidelberg