The image camera of the 17 m diameter air Cherenkov telescope MAGIC

Authors
Citation
A. Ostankov, The image camera of the 17 m diameter air Cherenkov telescope MAGIC, NUCL INST A, 471(1-2), 2001, pp. 188-191
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
471
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
188 - 191
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010921)471:1-2<188:TICOT1>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
The image camera of the 17 in circle divide MAGIC telescope, an air Cherenk ov telescope currently under construction to be installed at the Canary isl and La Palma, is described. The main goal of the experiment is to cover the unexplored energy window from similar to 10 to similar to 300 GeV in gamma -ray astrophysics. In its first phase with a classical PMT camera the MAGI C telescope is expected to reach an energy threshold of similar to 30 GeV. The operational conditions, the special characteristics of the developed PM Ts and their use with light concentrators, the fast signal transfer scheme using analog optical links, the trigger and DAQ organization as well as ima ge reconstruction strategy are described. The different paths being explored towards future camera improvements, in p articular the constraints in using silicon avalanche photodiodes and GaAsP hybrid photodetectors in air Cherenkov telescopes are discussed. (C) 2001 E lsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.