CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Demonstrates Viability of Novel Schwarzschild-Couder Design – Cherenkov Telescope Array

A CTA prototype telescope, ASTRI, has demonstrated the viability of the novel Schwarzschild-Couder design (first conceived in 1905) for the first time. The ASTRI prototype, the first Schwarzschild-Couder telescope to be built and tested, was inaugurated in September 2014 and has been undergoing testing in Serra La Nave, Italy. The design’s technical challenges were overcome by recent advances, making it a feasible implementation for the observation of Cherenkov light. Read the official release here: https://www.cta-observatory.org/cta-prototype-telescope-astri-demonstrates-viability-novel-schwarzschild-couder-design/. INAF INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare USP – Universidade de São Paulo NWU – North-West University