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Volume 331 - Frontier Research in Astrophysics – III (FRAPWS2018) - High Energy Astrophsyics
From present generation TeV observatories to CTA
J. Cortina
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Pre-published on: 2018 September 29
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Abstract
In the last decades Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) have opened up a new astronomical window at photon energies exceeding tens of GeV. The technique is based on the detection of Cherenkov light produced by electromagnetic showers in the Earth's atmosphere using telescope mirrors with diameters of a few to tens of meters. A world-wide community is behind the design and construction of the next generation Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), consisting of two arrays of IACTs at the northern and southern hemispheres. The first CTA telescope at an official CTA site, the first Large Size Telescope, is under construction at the ORM in La Palma
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