TAIGA experiment: Present status and perspectives

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Abstract

The TAIGA observatory addresses ground-based gamma-ray astronomy at energies from a few TeV to several PeV, as well as cosmic ray physics from 100 TeV to several EeV . TAIGA will be located in the Tunka valley, ∼ 50 km West from Lake Baikal. The different detectors of the TAIGA will be grouped in 6 arrays to measure Cherenkov and radio emission as well as electron and muon components of atmospheric showers. The combination of the wide angle Cherenkov detectors of the TAIGA-HiSCORE array and the 4-m Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes of the TAIGA-IACT array with their FoV of 10×10 degrees and underground muon detectors offers a very cost effective way to construct a 5 km2 array for gamma-ray astronomy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC08018
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Cherenkov detectors
  • Gamma telescopes
  • Image processing
  • HISCORE
  • RAY

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