Telescope Description

The TelescopeDescription class holds info about a complete telescope, namely it’s OpticsDescription and CameraDescription (though other aspects may be added)


ctapipe.instrument.telescope Module

Classes pertaining to the description of a Cherenkov Telescope


  • add more info in OpticsDescription (mirror area, facets, etc). How to guess this?

  • add ability to write to/from tables (like that written by ctapipe-dump-instrument)

  • add ability to construct by names TelescopeDescription.from_name( camera=’LSTCam’, optics=(‘SST’,’1M’)) (which would create a very unbalanced telescope :-))


TelescopeDescription(name, optics, camera)

Describes a Cherenkov Telescope and its associated OpticsDescription and CameraDescription

Class Inheritance Diagram

Inheritance diagram of ctapipe.instrument.telescope.TelescopeDescription