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Detection of TeV Gamma-Rays from extended sources with Milagro

  title={Detection of TeV Gamma-Rays from extended sources with Milagro},
  author={P. S. Parkinson and for the Milagro collaboration},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • P. S. Parkinson, for the Milagro collaboration
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • The Milagro gamma-ray observatory employs a water Cherenkov detector to observe extensive air showers produced by high-energy particles impacting in the Earth's atmosphere. A 4800 m$^{2}$ pond instrumented with 723 8" PMTs detects Cherenkov light produced by secondary air-shower particles. An array of 175 4000 liter water tanks surrounding the central pond detector was recently added, extending the physical area of the Milagro observatory to 40,000 m$^{2}$ and substantially increasing the… CONTINUE READING
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