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Paper: The MAGIC Telescope - Bridging the Gap at 10 - 200 GeV
Volume: 159, BL Lac Phenomenon
Page: 249
Authors: Petry, Dirk; The MAGIC Telescope Group
Abstract: The Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope will explore the energy range above 10 GeV with unprecedented sensitivity. It is thus going to close the observational gap between 10 and 200 GeV and create an overlap between ground-based instruments and satellites. The low threshold will be achieved by the combination of a large mirror (17 m diameter) and an advanced camera consisting of approx. 450 hybrid photomultipliers. When observing at large zenith angles, the telescope will reach extreme collection areas of the order of 1km^2 for energies above 1 TeV. BL Lac objects and Blazars in general will be among the prime targets for this new instrument. The final decision on the start of the construction phase is expected before June 1998.
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