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|Title:||Calibration Strategy of the Cherenkov Telescope Array||Authors:||Gaug, M.
de los Reyes, R.
MACCARONE, MARIA CONCETTA
van Eldik, C.
|Issue Date:||2015||Journal:||POS PROCEEDINGS OF SCIENCE||Volume:||34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2015)||Number:||34||First Page:||929||Abstract:||The construction of the Cherenkov Telescope Array is expected to start soon. We will present the baseline methods and their extensions currently foreseen to calibrate the observatory. These are bound to achieve the strong requirements on allowed systematic uncertainties for the reconstructed gamma-ray energy and flux scales, as well as on the pointing resolution, and on the overall duty cycle of the observatory. Onsite calibration activities are designed to include a robust and efficient calibration of the telescope cameras, and various methods and instruments to achieve calibration of the overall optical throughput of each telescope, leading to both inter-telescope calibration and an absolute calibration of the entire observatory. One important aspect of the onsite calibration is a correct understanding of the atmosphere above the telescopes, which constitutes the calorimeter of this detection technique. It is planned to be constantly monitored with state-of-the-art instruments to obtain a full molecular and aerosol profile up to the stratosphere. In order to guarantee the best use of the observation time, in terms of usable data, an intelligent scheduling system is required, which gives preference to those sources and observation programs that can cope with the given atmospheric conditions, especially if the sky is partially covered by clouds, or slightly contaminated by dust. Ceilometers in combination with all-sky-cameras are plannned to provide the observatory with a fast, online and full-sky knowledge of the expected conditions for each pointing direction. For a precise characterization of the adopted observing direction, wide-field optical telescopes and Raman Lidars are planned to provide information about the height-resolved and wavelength-dependent atmospheric extinction, throughout the field-of-view of the cameras.||Conference Name:||34th ICRC||Conference Place:||The Hague, Netherlands||Conference Date:||July 30 - August 6, 2015||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/23458||URL:||https://arxiv.org/abs/1508.07225||ISSN:||1824-8039||Bibcode ADS:||2015ICRC...34..929G||Fulltext:||open|
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