The large size telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array


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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project aims to implement the world's largest next generation of Very High Energy gamma-ray Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes devoted to the observation from a few tens of GeV to more than 100 TeV. To view the whole sky, two CTA sites are foreseen, one for each hemisphere. The sensitivity at the lowest energy range will be dominated by four Large Size Telescopes, LSTs, located at the center of each array and designed to achieve observations of high red-shift objects with the threshold energy of 20 GeV. The LST is optimized also for transient low energy sources, such as Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB), which require fast repositioning of the telescope. The overall design and the development status of the first LST telescope will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V
EditorsLarry M. Stepp, Roberto Gilmozzi, Helen J. Hall
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496133
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    CHERENKOV TELESCOPE ARRAY CONSORTIUM (2014). The large size telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array. In L. M. Stepp, R. Gilmozzi, & H. J. Hall (Eds.), Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes V [91450P] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9145). SPIE.