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The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: status after the commissioning phase of the telescope
Author(s): Rodolfo Canestrari; Enrico Giro; Giorgia Sironi; Elisa Antolini; Carlos Eduardo Fermino; Dino Fugazza; Carmelo Gargano; Federico Russo; Salvatore Scuderi; Gino Tosti; Giovanni Pareschi; G. Marchiori; A. Busatta; E. Marcuzzi; I. Folla
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Paper Abstract

ASTRI SST-2M is an imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope developed by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project as an end-to-end prototype for the Small Size array. Large-, medium-, and small-sized telescopes will compose the CTA observatory that represents the next generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes and will explore the very high-energy domain from a few tens of GeV up to few hundreds of TeV. The ASTRI SST-2M telescope has been installed at the INAF-Catania observing station at Serra La Nave, on Mt. Etna (Sicily, Italy) in September 2014. In these 3 years of open-air operations the telescope has been commissioned and its opto-mechanical performance is now well understood. The apparatus was made ready to host its main scientific instrument, the camera with Silicon-Photomultiplier based detectors. This contribution is a status report on the complete ASTRI SST-2M telescope assembly including the electro-mechanical structure and the optical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 1039904 (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276767
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Rodolfo Canestrari, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Enrico Giro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Giorgia Sironi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Elisa Antolini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Carlos Eduardo Fermino, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Dino Fugazza, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Carmelo Gargano, INAF-IASF Palermo (Italy)
Federico Russo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Salvatore Scuderi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Marchiori, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
A. Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
E. Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
I. Folla, Galbiati Group s.r.l. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10399:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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