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
CLUE container arrives at IFAE for LIDARs R&D
March 3, 2021
Last Thursday the CLUE (Cherenkov Light Ultraviolet Experiment) container arrived at IFAE from the ORM. It now occupies the place where the Barcelona Raman LIDAR was placed. It will become a R&D platform for developing LIDAR for cherenkov astronomy and various other possible applications.
HERD 9th international workshop
February 27, 2021
The HERD 9th international WORKSHOP (online) happened between 22-23 February Manel Martínez, Luis Fariña and Javier Rico were attending