Universidad Complutense de Madrid
E-Prints Complutense

MAGIC-II's central pixel system for simultaneous optical and gamma-ray observation

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

63419

Impacto

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Hoang, Kim Dinh and Hassan, Tarek and Angel Tejedor, Luis and Barrio Uña, Juan Abel and López Moya, Marcos and Fink, David and Will, Martin and Contreras González, José Luis (2020) MAGIC-II's central pixel system for simultaneous optical and gamma-ray observation. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 6 (3). ISSN 2329-4124

[thumbnail of ContrerasJL35libre+CC.pdf]
Preview
PDF
Creative Commons Attribution.

2MB

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.6.3.036002




Abstract

The MAGIC telescopes are a system of two imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes designed to observe very-high-energy y rays. MAGIC utilizes a large reflective surface and photodetectors with ultrafast time response to capture Cherenkov photons. These features, together with the dedicated system installed in the central photomultiplier tube of their camera, so-called central pixel system (CPS), turn MAGIC into a suitable telescope to study high-speed optical astronomy in the millisecond (ms) regime. We report on the status of the CPS currently mounted in the MAGIC-II camera, its performance and calibration to demonstrate the sensitivity of MAGIC-II to ms optical pulses, for both transient and periodic signals, and discuss its potential over several science cases. (C) The Authors. Published by SPIE under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:

© The Authors. Published by SPIE under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. We acknowledge the financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG), and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) Grant FPA201785668. For this paper, the authors hereby declare no relevant financial interests and have no other potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Crab; Telescopes; Emission; Search
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:63419
Deposited On:01 Feb 2021 09:49
Last Modified:01 Feb 2021 15:10

Origin of downloads

Repository Staff Only: item control page