EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 144, 2017Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy Astroparticle Detectors (AtmoHEAD) 2016
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FRAM for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: an update
1 Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
2 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague
Published online: 17 May 2017
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a project to build a new generation ground-based gammaray observatory. The FRAM – F(/Ph)otometric Robotic Atmospheric Monitor – is a device, which can provide it with the Vertical Aerosol Optical Depth (VAOD) maps in the field of view of the CTA in almost real time (delay in minutes). The FRAM is a small fast robotic astronomical telescope with a large field of view and a sensitive CCD camera. It uses stellar photometry to measure atmospheric extinction across the field of view and uses it to calculate the VAOD. In this contribution, results of first few months of operations of the prototype and outlook for deployment at the CTA site will be presented.
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