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    A high resolution imaging detector for TeV gamma-ray astronomy


    Cawley, Michael F. and Fegan, D.J. and Harris, K. and Hillas, A.M. and Kwok, P.W. and Lamb, R.C. and Lang, M.J. and Lewis, D.A. and Macomb, D.J. and Reynolds, P.T. and Schmid, D.J. and Vacanti, G. and Weekes, T.C. (1990) A high resolution imaging detector for TeV gamma-ray astronomy. Experimental Astronomy, 1 (3). pp. 173-193. ISSN 0922-6435

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    Abstract

    Details are presented of an atmospheric Cherenkov telescope for use in very high energy gamma-ray astronomy which consists of a cluster of 109 close-packed photomultiplier tubes at the focus of a 10 meter optical reflector. The images of the Cherenkov flashes generated both by gamma-ray and charged cosmic-ray events are digitized and recorded. Subsequent off-line analysis of the images improves the significance of the signal to noise ratio by a factor of 10 compared with non-imaging techniques.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite this article as: Cawley, M.F., Fegan, D.J., Harris, K. et al. Exp Astron (1990) 1: 173. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00462039
    Keywords: High Resolution; Resolution Imaging; Photomultiplier Tube; High Resolution Imaging; Imaging Detector;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 9957
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00462039
    Depositing User: Dr. Michael Cawley
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 17:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Experimental Astronomy
    Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
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