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CTA Telescope Simulation


Animation presents simulation of an atmospheric  shower  as seen by the camera of a small telescope of the  Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).  Cherenkov radiation photons are registered by a camera consisting of photo tubes. Those photons are produced by high energy secondary particles in the atmosphere. The whole cascade  was initiated by cosmic gamma photons, protons, electrons and secondary muons. The picture of a developing shower lasts tens microseconds. Noise is represented by blue pixels and it’s origin is the night sky background, bright stars in the field of view of the telescope and instrumental effects. Simulation was prepared by Mateusz Janiak.