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CTA’s Galactic Plane Survey Will Provide Unprecedented View of Our Galaxy
At the highest photon energies that will be explored by CTA, our knowledge about the Milky Way is still incomplete, and to fill this gap, CTA will conduct a complete and deep survey of the Galactic Plane during its first decade of operations. The plan is to dedicate more than 1,600 hours of observing time to scrutinizing our Galaxy, which will provide an unprecedented legacy dataset that will form the basis for countless follow-up studies.
CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Demonstrates Viability of Novel Schwarzschild-Couder Design
In October 2016, the ASTRI telescope prototype, a novel dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder telescope design proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), passed its biggest test yet by demonstrating a constant point-spread function of a few arc minutes over a large field of view of 10 degrees.