The MAGIC telescopes—Status and recent results

Klepser, S. (2011) The MAGIC telescopes—Status and recent results. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (3). pp. 13-18. ISSN 1826-9885

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The MAGIC telescopes are two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located on the Canary island of La Palma. They provide the lowest energy threshold among the existing instruments of the kind, reaching down to 50 GeV in standard trigger mode. This allows us to close the energy gap between satelliteborne and ground-based gamma-ray observations for strong enough sources. During the first five years of monoscopic observations, many interesting results could thus be achieved. With the second MAGIC telescope, which started operation in 2009, the sensitivity could be improved by stereoscopic imaging, and 5 new detections could already be reported in 2010. We present the status of the MAGIC telescopes in 2010 and review the latest results obtained in mono- and stereoscopic mode. This includes, among others, the detection of the head-tail galaxy IC 310, a new multiwavelength study of Mrk 501, an updated lightcurve of the Crab Pulsar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: X- and γ-ray telescopes and instrumentation ; γ-ray
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 16:11
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 16:11

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