22 July 2014 The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: manufacturing of the structure and the mirrors
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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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Rodolfo Canestrari, Giacomo Bonnoli, Enrico Cascone, Paolo Conconi, Giuseppe Crimi, Mauro Fiorini, Enrico Giro, Nicola La Palombara, Giovanni Pareschi, Luca Perri, Gabriele Rodeghiero, Giorgia Sironi, Luca Stringhetti, Giorgio Toso, Gino Tosti, Carlo Pelliciari, "The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: manufacturing of the structure and the mirrors", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91450M (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055805; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055805
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