LST-1, the Large-Sized Telescope prototype of CTA: status and first observations.

2 Sep 2021, 13:30
Talk in parallel session High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays and Multimessenger Astronomy Hot topic HE astrophys. & CRs/Multi-messenger astronomy


Abelardo Moralejo Olaizola (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE-BIST), Barcelona)


CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is the next generation ground-based
observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very-high energies. Once
completed, CTA will outperform present-day facilities by an order of
magnitude in sensitivity, and significantly enlarge the accessible energy
range and survey capabilities. Deployed in the CTA north site, on the
island of La Palma (Spain), LST-1 is the prototype for the CTA Large-Sized
Telescopes, which will cover the lower end of the energy range of the array,
down to 20 GeV. LST-1 started astronomical observations in late 2019, and
is currently completing its commissioning phase. We will present the
status of the instrument and an overview of the first physics results.

Primary author

Abelardo Moralejo Olaizola (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE-BIST), Barcelona)

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