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ID: 51252.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
The optical system of the H.E.S.S. imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. Part I: layout and components of the system
Authors:Bernlöhr, K.; Carrol, O.; Cornils, R.; Elfahem, S.; Espigat, P.; Gillessen, S.; Heinzelmann, G.; Hermann, G.; Hofmann, W.; Horns, D.; Jung, I.; Kankanyan, R.; Katona, A.; Khelifi, B.; Krawczynski, H.; Panter, M.; Punch, M.; Rayner, S.; Rowell, G.; Tluczykont, M.; van Staa, R.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003-11
Title of Journal:Astroparticle Phyics
Journal Abbrev.:Astrop. Phys.
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:111
End Page:128
Copyright:Elsevier B.V
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:H.E.S.S.––the high energy stereoscopic system––is a new system of large imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, with about 100 m2 mirror area for each of four telescopes, and photomultiplier cameras with a large field of view (5°) and small pixels (0.16°). The dish and reflector are designed to provide good imaging properties over the full field of view, combined with mechanical stability. The paper describes the design criteria and specifications of the system, and the individual components––dish, mirrors, and Winston cones––as well as their characteristics. The optical performance of the telescope as a whole is the subject of a companion paper.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group of H. J. Völk/High Energy Astrophysics (F. Aharonian)
MPI für Kernphysik/Group of W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
External Affiliations:Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Universität Hamburg, Inst. für Experimentalphysik, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761, Hamburg, Germany
PCC College de France, 11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, 75231, Paris Cedex, France
Durham University, The Observatory, Potters Bank, Durham, DH1 3RR, UK
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