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ID: 207094.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
The status of the HESS project
Authors:Hinton, James Anthony
Language:English
Research Context:H.E.S.S.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-04
Title of Journal:New Astronomy Reviews
Journal Abbrev.:New Astron. Rev.
Volume:48
Issue / Number:5-6
Start Page:331
End Page:337
Copyright:Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V.
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) is a system of four, 107 m2 mirror area, imaging Cherenkov telescopes under construction in the Khomas Highland of Namibia (1800 m asl). The HESS system is characterised by a low threshold (~100 GeV) and a ~1% Crab flux sensitivity resulting from the good angular resolution and background rejection provided by the stereoscopic technique.

The first two telescopes are operational and first results are reported here. The remaining two telescopes (of HESS Phase-I) will be commissioned early in 2004.
Free Keywords:Hess
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
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