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The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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Hinton,  J. A.
Division Prof. Dr. James A. Hinton, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Zorn,  J.
Division Prof. Dr. James A. Hinton, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Brown, A. M., Abchiche, A., Allan, D., Amans, J. P., Armstrong, T. P., Balzer, A., et al. (2016). The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Proceedings of SPIE, 9906: 99065K. doi:10.1117/12.2231685.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002C-0CA8-7
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 degree 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.