author={Denis Bastieri and R. Bavikadi and Ciro Bigongiari and Erica Bisesi and Praveen Boinee and Alessandro De Angelis and Barbara De Lotto and Alberto Forti and T. Lenisa and Francesco Longo and Oriana Mansutti and Mose Mariotti and A. Moralejo and Donatella Pascoli and L. Peruzzo and Antonio Saggion and P. Sartori and Villi Scalzotto and The Magic Collaboration},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
With its diameter of 17m, the MAGIC telescope is the largest Cherenkov detector for gamma ray astrophysics. It is sensitive to photons above an energy of 30 GeV. MAGIC started operations in October 2003 and is currently taking data. This report summarizes its main characteristics, its first results and its potential for physics. 

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