Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 93: Gammaastronomie II

T 93.1: Gruppenbericht

Dienstag, 16. März 2010, 16:45–17:05, HG XVII

Status of the MAGIC telescopes — •Pierre Colin, Emiliano Carmona, Thomas Schweizer, and Julian Sitarek — Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Werner-Heisenberg Institut, Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Muenchen, Germany

MAGIC is a system of two 17-m Cherenkov telescopes located on La Palma (Canary islands),sensitive to gamma-rays above 30 GeV. It has been recently upgraded by a second telescope which strongly improves the sensitivity, particularly at low energy. Here we present the status of the MAGIC telescopes and an overview of the recent results obtained in single or stereoscopic mode. We also discuss the real performance of the new stereoscopic system based on Crab Nebula observations.

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