July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Performance of the SST-1M telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 105
Poster contribution GA-IN Poster 3 GA


Alessio Porcelli (Universite de Geneve (CH))


The single mirror small-size telescope (SST-1M) is one of the telescope projects being proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory by a sub-consortium of Polish and Swiss institutions. The SST-1M prototype structure is currently being constructed at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Cracow, Poland, while the camera will be assembled at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. This prototype enables mesurements of parameters having a decisive influence on the telescope performance. We present results of numerical simulations of the SST-1M performance based on such measurements. The telescope effective area, the expected trigger rates and the optical point spread function are calculated together with an estimate of the performance of an array of SST-1M telescopes.
Collaboration CTA
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 631

Primary author

Rafal Moderski (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center)


Dr Adam Frankowski (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland) Alessio Porcelli (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Dr Leszek Bogacz (Jagiellonian University, Poland) Ms Martyna Chruślińska (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw) Mr Mateusz Janiak (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland) Dr Mira Grudzińska (Astronomical Observatory of the Warsaw University, Poland) Mr Piotr Rozwadowski (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw, Poland)

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