27 February 2017 to 3 March 2017
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

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

28 Feb 2017, 17:00
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

11, akademika Lavrentieva prospect, Novosibirsk, Russia
Board: 45
Poster Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics Posters


Yaroslav Sagan (JINR)


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.

Primary author

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.