Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

The Cherenkov Telescope Array single-mirror small size telescope project: status and prospects
Author(s): J. A. Aguilar; W. Bilnik; L. Bogacz; T. Bulik; A. Christov; D. della Volpe; M. Dyrda; A. Frankowski; M. Grudzińska; J. Grygorczuk; M. Heller; B. Idźkowski; M. Janiak; M. Jamrozy; M. Karczewski; J. Kasperek; E. Lyard; A. Marszalek; J. Michalowski; M. Rameez; R. Moderski; T. Montaruli; A. Neronov; J. Nicolau-Kukliński; J. Niemiec; M. Ostrowski; P. Paśko; Ł. Płatos; E. Prandini; J. Rafalski; P. J. Rajda; M. Rataj; M. Rupiński; K. Rutkowskai; K. Seweryn; M. Sidz; Ł. Stawarz; M. Stodulska; M. Stodulski; M. Tokarz; S. Toscano; I. Troyano Pujadas; R. Walter; P. Wawer; R. Wawrzaszek; L. Wiśniewski; K. Winiarski; K. Ziętara; P. Ziółkowski; P. Źychowski
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the next generation very high energy gamma-ray observatory, will consist of three types of telescopes: large (LST), medium (MST) and small (SST) size telescopes. The small size telescopes are dedicated to the observation of gamma-rays with energy between a few TeV and few hundreds of TeV. The single-mirror small size telescope (SST-1M) is one of several SST designs. It will be equipped with a 4 m-diameter segmented mirror dish and a fully digital camera based on Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes. Currently, the first prototype of the mechanical structure is under assembly in Poland. In 2014 it will be equipped with 18 mirror facets and a prototype of the camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914508 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056027
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Aguilar, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
W. Bilnik, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
L. Bogacz, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
T. Bulik, Astronomical Observatory, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
A. Christov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
D. della Volpe, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
M. Dyrda, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
A. Frankowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
M. Grudzińska, Astronomical Observatory, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
J. Grygorczuk, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Heller, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
B. Idźkowski, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Janiak, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
M. Jamrozy, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Karczewski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
E. Lyard, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Marszalek, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
J. Michalowski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Rameez, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
R. Moderski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
T. Montaruli, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Neronov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
J. Nicolau-Kukliński, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Niemiec, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Ostrowski, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
P. Paśko, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Ł. Płatos, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
E. Prandini, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
J. Rafalski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
P. J. Rajda, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
M. Rataj, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Rupiński, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
K. Rutkowskai, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Sidz, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Ł. Stawarz, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Stodulska, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Stodulski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Tokarz, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
S. Toscano, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
I. Troyano Pujadas, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
R. Walter, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
P. Wawer, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
R. Wawrzaszek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
L. Wiśniewski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Winiarski, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
K. Ziętara, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
P. Ziółkowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
P. Źychowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top