2008 Supplement: Frascati Workshop 2007 / Bartko

Observations of VHE γ-Ray Sources with the MAGIC Telescope

H. Bartko

Abstract

The MAGIC telescope with its 17m diameter mirror is today the largest
operating single-dish Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope (IACT). It is
located on the Canary Island La Palma, at an altitude of 2200m above sea
level, as part of the Roque de los Muchachos European Northern
Observatory. The MAGIC telescope detects celestial very high energy
γ-radiation in the energy band between about 50 GeV and 10 TeV.
Since Autumn of 2004 MAGIC has been taking data routinely, observing
various objects like supernova remnants (SNRs), γ-ray binaries,
Pulsars, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and Gamma-ray Bursts (GRB). We
briefly describe the observational strategy, the procedure implemented
for the data analysis, and discuss the results for individual sources.
An outlook to the construction of the second MAGIC telescope is given.

Keywords


TeV γ-ray astrophysics super nova remnants pulsars binary systems AGN blazars EBL GRBs dark matter

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