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Recent developments for testing of Cherenkov Telescope Array mirrors and actuators in Tuebingen

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

Mississippi Foyer

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 97
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Sebastian Diebold (IAAT)


The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation very high energy gamma-ray air-shower Cherenkov observatory. It will consist of a large number of segmented-mirror telescopes of three different diameters, placed in two locations, one in the northern and one in the southern hemisphere, thus covering the whole sky. The total number of mirror tiles will be of the order of 10.000, corresponding to a reflective area of ~ 10^4 m^2. The Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Tuebingen (IAAT) is currently developing mirror control alignment mechanics, electronics, and software optimised for the medium sized telescopes. In addition, IAAT is participating in the CTA mirror prototype testing. In this paper we present the status of the current developments, the main results of recent tests, and plans for the production phase of the mirror control system. We also briefly present the Tuebingen facility for mirror testing.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1117
Collaboration CTA

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