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ID: 439563.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Imaging very high energy gamma-ray telescopes
Authors:Völk, Heinrich J.; Bernlöhr, Konrad
Language:English
Place of Publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Publisher:Springer
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2010
Title of Book:400 Years of astronomical telescopes: a review of history, science and technology
Start Page:171
End Page:189
Physical Description:XV, 515 S. : Ill., graph. Darst. + 1 CD-ROM
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Bernhard Brandl, Remko Stuik, Jeannette Katgert-Merkelijn
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The technique of gamma-ray astronomy at very high energies (VHE: > 100 GeV) with ground-based imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes is described, the H.E.S.S. array in Namibia serving as example. Mainly a discussion of the physical principles of the atmospheric Cherenkov technique is given, emphasizing its rapid development during the last decade. The present status is illustrated by two examples: the spectral and morphological characterization in VHE gamma-rays of a shell-type supernova remnant together with its theoretical interpretation, and the results of a survey of the Galactic Plane that shows a large variety of non-thermal sources. The final part is devoted to an overview of the ongoing and future instrumental developments.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Guest Groups and Emeriti/H. J. Völk
MPI für Kernphysik/Group of W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
Identifiers:ISBN:978-90-481-2232-5
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