PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Gamma-Ray Astronomy. GA-instrumentation
Studies of the nature of the low-energy, gamma-like background for Cherenkov Telescope Array
J. Sitarek*, D. Sobczynska, M. Szanecki, K. Adamczyk  on behalf of the CTA Consortium
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
The upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project is expected to provide unprecedented sensitivity in the low-energy ( $\lesssim$100 GeV) range for Cherenkov telescopes. In order to exploit fully the potential of the telescopes the standard analysis methods for gamma/hadron separation might need to be revised. We study the composition of the background by identifying events composed mostly of a single electromagnetic subcascade or double subcascade from a $\pi^0$ (or another neutral meson) decay. We apply the standard simulation and analysis chain of CTA to evaluate the potential of the standard analysis to reject such events.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0837
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