All Sky Camera, LIDAR and Electric Field Meter: Auxiliary instruments for the ASTRI SST-2M prototype

EPJ Web of Conferences. 2015;89:02006 DOI 10.1051/epjconf/20158902006

 

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Journal Title: EPJ Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2100-014X (Online)

Publisher: EDP Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Science: Physics

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Leto Giuseppe (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania)
Sanchez Ricardo Zanmar (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania)
Bellassai Giancarlo (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania)
Bruno Pietro (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania)
Maccarone Maria Concetta (INAF – IASF Palermo)
Martinetti Eugenio (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania)

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Abstract | Full Text

ASTRI SST-2M is the end-to-end prototype telescope of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF, designed to investigate the 10–100 TeV band in the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA. The ASTRI SST-2M telescope has been installed in Italy in September 2014, at the INAF observing station located at Serra La Nave on Mount Etna. The telescope is foreseen to be completed and fully operative in spring 2015 including auxiliary instrumentation needed to support both operations and data analysis. In this contribution we present the current status of a sub-set of the auxiliary instruments that are being used at the Serra La Nave site, namely an All Sky Camera, an Electric Field Meter and a Raman Lidar devoted, together with further instrumentation, to the monitoring of the atmospheric and environmental conditions. The data analysis techniques under development for these instruments could be applied at the CTA sites, where similar auxiliary instrumentation will be installed.