Atmospheric Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Telescopes

@article{Holder2015AtmosphericCG,
  title={Atmospheric Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Telescopes},
  author={Jamie Holder},
  journal={The WSPC Handbook of Astronomical Instrumentation},
  year={2015}
}
  • J. Holder
  • Published 19 October 2015
  • Physics
  • The WSPC Handbook of Astronomical Instrumentation
The stereoscopic imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique, developed in the 1980s and 1990s, is now used by a number of existing and planned gamma-ray observatories around the world. It provides the most sensitive view of the very high energy gamma-ray sky (above 30 GeV), coupled with relatively good angular and spectral resolution over a wide field-of-view. This Chapter summarizes the details of the technique, including descriptions of the telescope optical systems and cameras, as well as the… 

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