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6 July 2018 ASTRI SST-2M: the design evolution from the prototype to the array telescope
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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will represent the new frontier of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope. The simultaneous use of large, medium and small telescopes (respectively LST, MST and SST) will allow to explore the astronomy related to the very high energy domain, typical of Gamma rays, with a sensitivity, angular resolution and image quality never seen before. Within this project, ASTRI, the Italian 2 mirrors Schwarzshild-Couder configuration Small SST led by Italian National Institute of Astronomy (INAF), has moved quickly developing a 4m class telescope prototype which has been tested with results which demonstrates excellent performance as well as wide margins for further improvements. On the basis of the experiences made on the prototype, this paper focus on the design enhancements carried out for the telescope which will be part of the Cherenkov Telescope Array.
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G. Marchiori, A. Busatta, E. Marcuzzi, C. Manfrin, I. Folla, G. Pareschi, S. Scuderi, E. Giro, R. Canestrari, G. Tosti, E. Antolini, G. Sironi, and E. Cascone "ASTRI SST-2M: the design evolution from the prototype to the array telescope", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107005W (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313794; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313794
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