Commissioning the joint operation of the wide angle timing HiSCORE Cherenkov array with the first IACT of the TAIGA experiment

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Abstract

The first IACT as part of the gamma and cosmic-ray experiment TAIGA was installed in the Tunka Valley near Lake Baikal in fall 2016. In the following months different systems of the telescope were put into test operation. We started the commissioning phase of operating the telescope in time coincidence with the wide angle integrating air Cherenkov HiSCORE array, which for the time being comprises 28 working stations. We anticipate that the hybrid operation of the non-imaging and imaging telescopes will lead to a cost-efficient, highly sensitive detector operating in the energy range from 30-50 TeV till several PeV. Here we want to report on the first test results of operating the prototype hybrid array. We will focus on the analysis of count rates and image size spectra for all events detected by the IACT and the joint events detected also by the HiSCORE array, comparing these with expectations from MC simulations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F135186
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

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