AstroSat-Switching on of LAXPC Payload

The Large Area x-ray proportional Counters (LAXPCs, 3 Nos) have been fully powered on 19th October, 2015 and are functioning satisfactorily. The background in all the detectors is normal and stable. An energy resolution of about 11% is achieved at energies >20keV. Observations of Crab and Cas A have been done and other sources are underway