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The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory Comes of Age

  • Ferrini, Federico [CTAO, Heidelberg (DE) and Bologna (IT)]
  • Wild, Wolfgang [ESO; CTAO, Heidelberg (DE) and Bologna (IT)]

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next-generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very high energies. With up to 120 telescopes on two sites, CTA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory covering the entire sky. It will consist of a northern array located at the Roque de los Muchachos astronomical observatory on the island of La Palma (Spain) and a southern array near the European Southern Observatory site at Paranal (Chile). Three classes of telescope spread over a large area are required to cover all of CTA’s very-high-energy range from 20 GeV to 300 TeV.

Created: 2020-06-01/2020-06-30
6 pages

Cite this article:

F. Ferrini, W. Wild; The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory Comes of Age. The Messenger 180 (June 2020): 3–8.