Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

UVIT or Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope is a 3 in 1 imaging telescope onboard the Astrosat, India’s 1st multi-wavelength space satellite. The satellite can help in observation in different wavelengths in the near-UV, far-UV and visible regions of the spectrum. It was recently used to spot rare type of UV stars in a globular cluster called NGC 2808. These stars are extremely hot and their cores are almost exposed. These stars indicate the later evolutionary stages of Sun-like stars.

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