Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 96: Gammaastronomie V

T 96.2: Vortrag

Freitag, 19. März 2010, 14:20–14:35, HG VII

Systematic comparison of data and Monte Carlo simulations for MAGIC stereoscopic system — •Nikola Strah1, Emiliano Carmona2, Marlene Doert1, Julian Sitarek2, and Malwina Thom11Technische Universität Dortmund, 44221 Dortmund — 2Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München

MAGIC is a system of two 17 m Cherenkov telescopes located in La Palma (Canary islands). The construction of the second telescope has finished recently, turning MAGIC into a stereoscopic system with improved sensitivity especially at the lower energies. Monte Carlo simulations have been tuned and improved to realistically simulate both telescopes by including the changes introduced in the new telescope like the new mirror reflectivity, quantum efficiency, trigger area or readout. Here the systematic comparison of data taken in stereoscopic mode with the new Monte Carlo simulations using both gamma and muon events is presented.

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