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Type: Conference paper
Title: The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author: Brown, A.
Abchicheb, A.
Allan, D.
Amans, J.
Armstrong, T.
Balzer, A.
Berge, D.
Boisson, C.
Bousquet, J.
Bryan, M.
Buchholtz, G.
Chadwick, P.
Costantini, H.
Cotter, G.
Daniel, M.
De Franco, A.
De Frondat, F.
Dournaux, J.
Dumas, D.
Fasola, G.
et al.
Citation: Proceedings of SPIE, 2016 / Hall, H., Gilmozzi, R., Marshall, H. (ed./s), vol.9906
Publisher: SPIE
Issue Date: 2016
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of SPIE; 9906
ISBN: 9781510601918
ISSN: 0277-786X
Conference Name: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation (ATI) (26 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016 : Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
Editor: Hall, H.
Gilmozzi, R.
Marshall, H.
Statement of
A.M. Brown ... G. Rowell ... V. Stamatescu ... et al. ... for the CTA Consortiumn
Abstract: The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT) is proposed for the Small-Sized Telescope component of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). GCT's dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder (SC) optical system allows the use of a compact camera with small form-factor photosensors. The GCT camera is ∼ 0:4 m in diameter and has 2048 pixels; each pixel has a ∼ 0:2° angular size, resulting in a wide Field-of-view. The design of the GCT camera is high performance at low cost, with the camera housing 32 front-end electronics modules providing full waveform information for all of the camera's 2048 pixels. The first GCT camera prototype, CHEC-M, was commissioned during 2015, culminating in the First Cherenkov images recorded by a SC telescope and the first light of a CTA prototype. In this contribution we give a detailed description of the GCT camera and present preliminary results from CHEC-M's commissioning.
Rights: © 2016 SPIE
DOI: 10.1117/12.2231685
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