The MAGIC Telescope is now on its final commissioning phase and will become operational before the end of 2003. Many technical innovations contribute in lowering the energy threshold to 30 GeV. Among them, the all-aluminium parabolic reflecting surface that, with its 236 m^2 makes up the biggest present Cherenkov telescope and a smart trigger able to cope with the increased background rate. In this contribution, along with a brief overview of the scientific goals of MAGIC, details will be given on the construction and performances of the reflecting surface as well as the expected rejection capabilities of the two-level trigger.

Gamma Ray Astronomy above 30 GeV with the MAGIC Telescope

BASTIERI, DENIS
2003

Abstract

The MAGIC Telescope is now on its final commissioning phase and will become operational before the end of 2003. Many technical innovations contribute in lowering the energy threshold to 30 GeV. Among them, the all-aluminium parabolic reflecting surface that, with its 236 m^2 makes up the biggest present Cherenkov telescope and a smart trigger able to cope with the increased background rate. In this contribution, along with a brief overview of the scientific goals of MAGIC, details will be given on the construction and performances of the reflecting surface as well as the expected rejection capabilities of the two-level trigger.
Astroparticle, particle and space physics, detectors and medical physics applications. Proceedings, 8th Conference, ICATPP 2003, Como, Italy, October 6-10, 2003
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