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Second large-scale Monte Carlo study for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Abstract : The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) represents the next generation of ground based instruments for Very High Energy gamma-ray astronomy. It is expected to improve on the sensitivity of current instruments by an order of magnitude and provide energy coverage from 20 GeV to more than 200 TeV. In order to achieve these ambitious goals Monte Carlo (MC) simulations play a crucial role, guiding the design of CTA. Here, results of the second large-scale MC production are reported, providing a realistic estimation of feasible array candidates for both Northern and Sourthern Hemisphere sites performance, placing CTA capabilities into the context of the current generation of High Energy $\gamma$-ray detectors.
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Tarek Hassan, Luisa Arrabito, Konrad Bernlör, Johan Bregeon, James Hinton, et al.. Second large-scale Monte Carlo study for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Jul 2015, The Hague, Netherlands. pp.971, ⟨10.22323/1.236.0971⟩. ⟨hal-02024228⟩



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