The Raman LIDAR Pathfinder on CTA-North Site Achieves First Light
April 7, 2021Gamma-ray Group
On the evening of the 25 March, the Barcelona Raman LIDAR Pathfinder installed on the CTA-North site at the ORM achieved first light.
Built in Barcelona and installed at the CTA-North site inside the LST-1 construction area in mid-February 2021, the LIDAR will play a fundamental role in characterizing the atmospheric properties and calibrating the data acquired by the CTA telescopes. It will be tested for about a year, then returned back to Barcelona for updates and improvements based on the data collected. A final instrument based on the pathfinder will be installed at CTA-North.
More information on the CTA web page
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