Inauguration of the first telescope for the CTA project
The CTA project (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a very large research infrastructure (TGIR) for France. Research teams from IN2P3, INSU and CEA are engaged in the CTA construction. It is the first observatory for very high energy gamma rays for astronomy. The CTA-LST collboration worked during about 10 years on this project, which ends today with the first telescope prototype LST-1, with a parabolic mirror of 23 m in diameter and a focal distance of 28 m. The inauguration of this first large telescope occured on October 10th at La Palma.
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