Introducing the CTA concept



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Antoranz Canales, Pedro and Barrio Uña, Juan Abel and Bernardino Santos, Teodoro and Contreras González, José Luis and Fonseca González, Mª Victoria and Hassan, Tarek and López Moya, Marcos and Mirabal Barrios, Néstor and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel and Satalecka, Konstanzja and Scapin, Valeria and Tejedor Álvarez, Luis Ángel and Yebras Rivera, José Manuel (2013) Introducing the CTA concept. Astroparticle Physics, 43 (17SI). pp. 3-18. ISSN 0927-6505

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a new observatory for very high-energy (VHE) gamma rays. CTA has ambitions science goals, for which it is necessary to achieve full-sky coverage, to improve the sensitivity by about an order of magnitude, to span about four decades of energy, from a few tens of GeV to above 100 TeV with enhanced angular and energy resolutions over existing VHE gamma-ray observatories. An international collaboration has formed with more than 1000 members from 27 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. In 2010 the CTA Consortium completed a Design Study and started a three-year Preparatory Phase which leads to production readiness of CTA in 2014. In this paper we introduce the science goals and the concept of CTA, and provide an overview of the project. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Supernova Ramnant W44, Telescope, Astronomy, Emission, Mission, Hess.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:24791
Deposited On:24 Mar 2014 10:33
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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