The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will represent the next generation of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. Using a combination of large-, medium-, and small-scale telescopes (LST, MST, SST, respectively), it will explore the Very High Energy domain from a few tens of GeV up to few hundreds of TeV with unprecedented sensitivity, angular resolution and imaging quality. In this framework, the Italian ASTRI program, led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), is currently developing a scientific and technological SST prototype named ASTRI SST-2M; a 4-meter class telescope, it will adopt an aplanatic, wide-field, double-reflection optical layout in a Schwarzschild-Couder configuration. In this contribution we give an overview of the technological solutions adopted for the ASTRI SST-2M prototype. In particular we focus on the manufacturing of the telescope structure and mirrors. We will also describe early results from tests.

Canestrari, R., Bonnoli, G., Cascone, E., Conconi, P., Crimi, G., Fiorini, M., et al. (2014). The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: Manufacturing of the structure and the mirrors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham : SPIE [10.1117/12.2055805].

The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: Manufacturing of the structure and the mirrors

Bonnoli, Giacomo;
2014-01-01

Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will represent the next generation of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. Using a combination of large-, medium-, and small-scale telescopes (LST, MST, SST, respectively), it will explore the Very High Energy domain from a few tens of GeV up to few hundreds of TeV with unprecedented sensitivity, angular resolution and imaging quality. In this framework, the Italian ASTRI program, led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), is currently developing a scientific and technological SST prototype named ASTRI SST-2M; a 4-meter class telescope, it will adopt an aplanatic, wide-field, double-reflection optical layout in a Schwarzschild-Couder configuration. In this contribution we give an overview of the technological solutions adopted for the ASTRI SST-2M prototype. In particular we focus on the manufacturing of the telescope structure and mirrors. We will also describe early results from tests.
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Canestrari, R., Bonnoli, G., Cascone, E., Conconi, P., Crimi, G., Fiorini, M., et al. (2014). The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: Manufacturing of the structure and the mirrors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham : SPIE [10.1117/12.2055805].
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