• Physics
  • Published 2019

Novel Back-coated Glass Mirrors for the MAGIC Telescopes

  title={Novel Back-coated Glass Mirrors for the MAGIC Telescopes},
  author={Martin Will and Juliane van Scherpenberg and Razmik Mirzoyan and Markus Garczarczyk},
The mirrors installed on Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes like the MAGIC telescopes in La Palma, Canary Islands, are constantly exposed to the harsh environment. They have to withstand wind-induced corrosion from dust and sand, changing temperatures, and rain. Because of the size of the telescope, protecting the structure with a dome is not practical. The current mirrors used in MAGIC are aluminum front-coated glass mirrors, covered by a thin quartz layer. But even with this protective… CONTINUE READING

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