from 27 February 2017 to 3 March 2017
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
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Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics

Cherenkov gamma-ray telescope of TAIGA experiment. Status of work


  • Yaroslav SAGAN

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The main characteristics of gamma-ray telescope IACT (Image Armospheric Cherenkov Telescope) are presented. IACT is one of main parts of the TAIGA experiment, located in Tunka valley, 50 km from Lake Baikal. The telescope will measure gamma-rays from point sources up to PeV energies and will work in conjunction with an array of wide-angle optical Cherenkov detectors HiSCORE, and the muon detectors. The hybrid installation, which consists of IACT, HiSCORE and other TAIGA detectots allows to enhance significantly the sensitivity and to extend the range of available for detection and study cosmic rays and gamma rays measured energies. Wherein it allows to keep a sufficiently high angular resolution. It is planned to build up to 16 telescopes IACT. Working in complex, an array of three species of detectors can fix all stages of formation and the development of Extensive Air Showers with high accuracy.