Initial performance of CANGAROO-II 7m telescope

Kubo, Hidetoshi; Dazeley, S. A.; Edwards, P. G.; Gunji, S.; Hara, S.; Hara, T.; Jinbo, J.; Kawachi, A.; Kifune, T.; Kushida, J.; Matsubara, Y.; Mizumoto, Y.; Mori, M.; Moriya, M.; Muraishi, H.; Muraki, Y.; Naito, T.; Nishijima, K.; Patterson, J. R.; Roberts, M.D.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p313
Academic Journal
CANGAROO group constructed an imaging air Cherenkov telescope (CANGAROO-II) in March 1999 at Woomera, South Australia to observe celestial gamma-rays in hundreds GeV region. It has a 7m parabolic mirror consisting of 60 small plastic spherical mirrors, and the prime focus is equipped with a multi-pixel camera of 512 PMTs covering the field of view of 3 degrees. We report initial performance of the telescope. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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