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Title: Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Authors: 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
Jegouzo, I
Jogler, T
Kawashima, T
Kraus, M
Lapington, JS
Lefaucheur, J
Markoff, S
Melse, T
Morhrmann, L
Molnyeux, P
Nolan, SJ
Okumura, A
Parsons, RD
Ross, D
Rowell, G
Sato, Y
Sayede, F
Schmoll, J
Schoorlemmer, H
Servillat, M
Stamatescu, V
Stephan, M
Stuik, R
Sykes, J
Tajima, H
Thornhill, J
Tibaldo, L
Trichard, C
Vinkh, J
Watson, J
Yamane, N
Zech, A
Zink, A
First Published: 16-May-2016
Publisher: Elsevier for North-Holland
Citation: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 2017, 845, pp. 355-358
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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.059
ISSN: 0168-9002
eISSN: 1872-9576
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Elsevier for North-Holland 2016. This version of the paper is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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