10 August 2016 The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope, an end-to end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
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The GCT (Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope) is a dual-mirror prototype of Small-Sized-Telescopes proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and made by an Australian-Dutch-French-German-Indian-Japanese-UK-US consortium. The integration of this end-to-end telescope was achieved in 2015. On-site tests and measurements of the first Cherenkov images on the night sky began on November 2015. This contribution describes the telescope and plans for the pre-production and a large scale production within CTA.
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J. L. Dournaux, J. L. Dournaux, A. Abchiche, A. Abchiche, D. Allan, D. Allan, J. P. Amans, J. P. Amans, T. P. Armstrong, T. P. Armstrong, A. Balzer, A. Balzer, D. Berge, D. Berge, C. Boisson, C. Boisson, J.-J. Bousquet, J.-J. Bousquet, A. M. Brown, A. M. Brown, M. Bryan, M. Bryan, G. Buchholtz, G. Buchholtz, P. M. Chadwick, P. M. Chadwick, H. Costantini, H. Costantini, G. Cotter, G. Cotter, L. Dangeon, L. Dangeon, M. K. Daniel, M. K. Daniel, A. De Franco, A. De Franco, F. De Frondat, F. De Frondat, D. Dumas, D. Dumas, J. P. Ernenwein, J. P. Ernenwein, G. Fasola, G. Fasola, S. Funk, S. Funk, J. Gironnet, J. Gironnet, J. A. Graham, J. A. Graham, T. Greenshaw, T. Greenshaw, B. Hameau, B. Hameau, O. Hervet, O. Hervet, N. Hidaka, N. Hidaka, J.A. Hinton, J.A. Hinton, J.M. Huet, J.M. Huet, I. Jégouzo, I. Jégouzo, T. Jogler, T. Jogler, T. Kawashima, T. Kawashima, M. Kraush, M. Kraush, J. S. Lapington, J. S. Lapington, P. Laporte, P. Laporte, J. Lefaucheur, J. Lefaucheur, S. Markoff, S. Markoff, T. Melse, T. Melse, L. Mohrmann, L. Mohrmann, P. Molyneux, P. Molyneux, S. J. Nolan, S. J. Nolan, A. Okumura, A. Okumura, J. P. Osborne, J. P. Osborne, R. D. Parsons, R. D. Parsons, S. Rosen, S. Rosen, D. Ross, D. Ross, G. Rowell, G. Rowell, C. B. Rulten, C. B. Rulten, Y. Sato, Y. Sato, F. Sayède, F. Sayède, J. Schmoll, J. Schmoll, H. Schoorlemmer, H. Schoorlemmer, M. Servillat, M. Servillat, H. Sol, H. Sol, V. Stamatescu, V. Stamatescu, M. Stephan, M. Stephan, R. Stuik, R. Stuik, J. Sykes, J. Sykes, H. Tajima, H. Tajima, J. Thornhill, J. Thornhill, L. Tibaldo, L. Tibaldo, C. Trichard, C. Trichard, J. Vink, J. Vink, J. J. Watson, J. J. Watson, R. White, R. White, N. Yamane, N. Yamane, A. Zech, A. Zech, A. Zink, A. Zink, } "The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope, an end-to end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array ", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990848 (10 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232082; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232082
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