All Sky Camera for CTA Site characterization
1 Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, Prague, Czech Republic
2 RCPTM, Joint Laboratory of Optics of Palacky University and Institute of Physics of CAS, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Published online: 17 May 2017
The All Sky Camera (ASC) for CTA Site characterization is an automated optical instrument providing optical observation of the night sky conditions above the future Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory. It provides the basic sky condition analysis like cloud coverage, cloud position, nightsky background in visible light wave range and basic raw photometry. The result will serve for further Monte Carlo design studies and calculations. The ASC and additional auxiliary instruments (e.g. Ceilometer) will provide input data for smart scheduler during the standard measurement procedure of the CTA observatory.
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