CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Achieves First Light – Cherenkov Telescope Array

In May, the camera of the ASTRI telescope prototype recorded its first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at the astronomical site of Serra La Nave (Mount Etna) in Sicily managed by INAF-Catania. This accomplishment was the first optical demonstration for astronomical telescopes using the novel Schwarzschild Couder dual-mirror design. Read the full press release on our website… https://www.cta-observatory.org/cta-prototype-telescope-astri-achieves-first-light/ INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania INAF INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare USP – Universidade de São Paulo NWU – North-West University