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Title: The major upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes, Part I: The hardware improvements and the commissioning of the system
Author: MAGIC Collaboration
Marcote Martin, Benito
Munar i Adrover, Pere
Paredes i Poy, Josep Maria
Paredes Fortuny, Xavier
Ribó Gomis, Marc
Zanin, Roberta
Keywords: Raigs gamma
Astrofísica
Telescopis
Gamma rays
Astrophysics
Telescopes
Issue Date: 23-Apr-2015
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: The MAGIC telescopes are two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) located on the Canary island of La Palma. The telescopes are designed to measure Cherenkov light from air showers initiated by gamma rays in the energy regime from around 50 GeV to more than 50 TeV. The two telescopes were built in 2004 and 2009, respectively, with different cameras, triggers and readout systems. In the years 2011-2012 the MAGIC collaboration undertook a major upgrade to make the stereoscopic system uniform, improving its overall performance and easing its maintenance. In particular, the camera, the receivers and the trigger of the first telescope were replaced and the readout of the two telescopes was upgraded. This paper (Part I) describes the details of the upgrade as well as the basic performance parameters of MAGIC such as raw data treatment, linearity in the electronic chain and sources of noise. In Part II, we describe the physics performance of the upgraded system.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2015.04.004
It is part of: Astroparticle Physics, 2015, vol. 72, p. 61-75
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2015.04.004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/69530
ISSN: 0927-6505
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