The GCT (Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope) is a dual-mirror prototype of Small-Sized-Telescopes proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and made by an Australian-Dutch-French-German-Indian-Japanese-UK-US consortium. The integration of this end-to-end telescope was achieved in 2015. On-site tests and measurements of the first Cherenkov images on the night sky began on November 2015. This contribution describes the telescope and plans for the pre-production and a large scale production within CTA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI|
|Editors||Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: Jun 26 2016 → Jun 30 2016
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Other||Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI|
|Period||6/26/16 → 6/30/16|
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- Cherenkov telescope
- MAPM detector
- SIPM detector
- Schwarzschild-Couder telescope