PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Gamma-Ray Astronomy. GA-galactic
Observing the Galactic Plane with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
R. Zanin,* J. Holder on behalf of the CTA Consortium
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
Abstract
The Cherenkov Telescope Array is a next generation ground-based
gamma-ray observatory designed to detect photons in the 20\,GeV to
300\,TeV energy range. With a sensitivity improvement of up to one order of
magnitude on the entire energy range with respect to currently operating facilities, coupled with
significantly better angular resolution, the array will be used to
address many open questions in high-energy astrophysics. In addition,
CTA will explore the ultra-high energy (E $>$50 TeV) window with great
sensitivity for the first time.

CTA is expected to reveal a detailed picture of the Galactic plane at
the highest energies, and to discover around one hundred
new supernova remnants and many hundreds of pulsar wind nebulae,
according to current population estimates. The ability of the
observatory to resolve such a large number of Galactic sources is one
of the challenges to be faced. In this paper, we will present the first
simulated scan of the Galactic plane with a realistic observation
strategy, with particular attention to the potential source
confusion. We will also present prospects for morphological studies of extended
sources, such as the young SNR RX J1713.7-39.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0740
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