Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Dournaux JL, De Franco A, Laporte P, White R, Greenshaw T, Sol H, Abchiche A, Allan D, Amans JP, Armstrong TP, Balzer A, Berge D, Boisson C, Bousquet JJ, Brown AM, Bryan M, Buchholtz G, Chadwick PM, Costantini H, Cotter G, Daniel M, De Frondat F, Dumas D, Ernenwein JP, Fasola G, Funk S, Gaudemard J, Graham JA, Gironnet J, Hervet O, Hidaka N, Hinton JA, Huet JM, Jégouzo I, Jogler T, Kawashima T, Kraus M, Lapington JS, Lefaucheur J, Markoff S, Melse T, Mohrmann L, Molnyeux P, Nolan SJ, Okumura A, Parsons RD, Ross D, Rowell G, Sato Y, Sayède F, Schmoll J, Schoorlemmer H, Servillat M, Stamatescu V, Stephan M, Stuik R, Sykes J, Tajima H, Thornhill J, Tibaldo L, Trichard C, Vink J, Watson J, Yamane N, Zech A, Zink A
Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2016
ISSN: 0168-9002


Abstract


The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium aims to build the next-generation ground-based very-high-energy gamma-ray observatory. The array will feature different sizes of telescopes allowing it to cover a wide gamma-ray energy band from about 20. GeV to above 100. TeV. The highest energies, above 5. TeV, will be covered by a large number of Small-Sized Telescopes (SSTs) with a field-of-view of around 9°. The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT), based on Schwarzschild-Couder dual-mirror optics, is one of the three proposed SST designs. The GCT is described in this contribution and the first images of Cherenkov showers obtained using the telescope and its camera are presented. These were obtained in November 2015 in Meudon, France.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jogler, Tobias Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Mohrmann, Lars Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Zink, Adrian Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik


Additional Organisation
Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP)


External institutions with authors

Durham University
Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (IN2P3)
Institut national des sciences de l'Univers (INSU)
Leiden University
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) / Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Nagoya University / 名古屋大学
National Center for Scientific Research / Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
The University of Liverpool
University of Adelaide
University of Amsterdam
University of Leicester
University of Oxford


How to cite

APA:
Dournaux, J.L., De Franco, A., Laporte, P., White, R., Greenshaw, T., Sol, H.,... Zink, A. (2016). Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.059

MLA:
Dournaux, J. L., et al. "Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (2016).

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