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A Medium Sized Schwarzschild-Couder Cherenkov Telescope Design Proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 109
Poster contribution GA-IN Poster 3 GA


Prof. T.Brian Humensky (Columbia University)


The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an international next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory. CTA will be implemented as one or more arrays of tens of small, medium and large-sized imaging Cherenkov telescopes with the goal of improving the sensitivity of the current-generation experiments by an order of magnitude. CTA will provide energy coverage from ~20 GeV to more than 300 TeV. The Schwarzschild-Couder (SC) medium size (9.5m) telescopes will feature a novel aplanatic two-mirror optical design capable of accommodating a wide field-of-view with significantly improved imaging angular resolution as compared to the traditional Davis-Cotton optical design. A full-scale prototype SC medium size telescope structure has been designed and will be constructed at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in southern Arizona during the late summer of 2015. A report concentrating on the novel features of the design will be given.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1167
Collaboration CTA

Primary authors

Dr Karen Byrum (Argonne National Laboratory) Prof. Scott Wakely (University of Chicago) Dr Victor Guarino (Argonne National Laboratory/Univ. of Chicago)


Dr Akira Okumura (Nagoya University) Dr Daniel Nieto Castano (Columbia University) Prof. David Kieda (University of Utah) Dirk Naumann (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) Emmet Roache (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) Huyue Zhao (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr Julien Rousselle (University of California Los Angeles) Dr Manel Errando (Barnard College) Prof. Philip Kaaret (University of Iowa) Prof. Reshmi Mukherjee (Barnard College) Richard Northrop (University of Chicago) Dr Rob Cameron (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Ronny Sternberger (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) Dr Stefan Schlenstedt (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) Dr Steve Criswell (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) Prof. T.Brian Humensky (Columbia University) Prof. Vladimir Vassiliev (University of Calorinia Los Angeles) Dr Wystan Benbow (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

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