Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Physics

Gamma Astronomy with the MAGIC Telescope

Bartko, H.; Bock, R. K.; Coarasa, J. A.; Garczarczyk, M.; Goebel, F.; Hayashida, M.; Hose, J.; Liebing, P.; Lorenz, E.; Majumdar, P.; Mase, K.; Mazin, D.; Mirzoyan, R.; Mizobuchi, S.; Otte, N.; Paneque, D.; Rudert, A.; Sawallisch, P.; Shinozaki, K.; Stipp, A.-L.; Teshima, M.; Tonello, N.; Wagner, R. M.; Wittek, W.

Experimentelle Astroteilchenphysik (Prof. Teshima) (Dr. (Univ. Kyoto) Masahiro Teshima)
MPI für Physik, München

The MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov) telescope is a new imaging Cherenkov telescope on the Canary island La Palma. Its purpose is the ground-based detection of high energy cosmic gamma radiation. MAGIC aims to cover the unexplored part of the electromagnetic spectrum between 30 and 300 GeV. Important objects of observation are Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), supernova remnants, neutron stars and black holes. Further research topics are the nature of the mysterious gamma ray bursts and the search for dark matter particles.

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