The TAIGA complex-detector is designed to study gamma and cosmic rays in the energy range above 30 TeV. We are developing a novel wide-angle imaging air Cherenkov telescope with a SiPM based camera with a field of view of 15-20 and an aperture of around 1 m2. In this report we present the design of the telescope imaging camera (optical and data acquisition systems), based on 1000-1200 SiPMs. The prototype of such camera, based on 49 SiPMs, is operating at the TAIGA's site in the Tunka valley since September 2019. The design of the prototype and the preliminary results of data analysis is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC09062
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • APDs
  • CCDs
  • Cherenkov detectors
  • CMOS imagers etc
  • EBCCDs
  • EMCCDs
  • G-APDs
  • Gamma telescopes
  • Photon detectors for UV
  • PIN diodes
  • Si-PMTs
  • Visible and IR photons (solid-state)
  • photons (solid-state) (PIN diodes, APDs, Si-PMTs, G-APDs, CCDs, EBCCDs, EMCCDs, CMOS, imagers, etc)
  • visible and IR


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