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- Yves Gallant (LUPM, CNRS/IN2P3, U. Montpellier 2)
Raphaël Chalmé-Calvet (LPNHE)
Simulations, modeling, and reconstruction
The H.E.S.S. cameras require a precise and regular calibration over time, to reconstruct the gamma-ray characteristics. The different sub-systems used to determine the gain and the uniformity of the PMTs and their evolution with time are presented. Then, we focus on the absolute energy scale calibration, by using a full reconstruction of isolated muons recorded during normal observation, which...
Dr Pablo Ristori (Lidar Division - CEILAP (CITEDEF-CONICET))
Aerosols and interdisciplinary studies
The present work presents monthly statistics of satellite aerosol measurements over the H.E.S.S. site analyzing their seasonal trends during the period 2000 – 2013. Basic changes in the aerosol load distribution mainly correspond to biomass burning transport. It is known that large retrieval uncertainties over land can be expected depending on variable land cover and complex topography...
2. The Site of the ASTRI SST-2M Telescope Prototype: atmospheric monitoring and auxiliary instrumentation
Dr Giuseppe Leto (INAF-Catania Astrophysical Observatory) , Dr Maria Conettta Maccarone (INAF - IASF Palermo)
Monitoring facilities under development
ASTRI ("Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana") is a Flagship Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and lead by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF. Primary goal of the ASTRI project is the design, development and construction of an end-to-end prototype of a Small Size Telescope for the CTA (Cherenkov Telescope...