The MAGIC Telescope
|Location||La Palma, Canary Islands|
|Collecting area||240 m²|
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MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope) is a Gamma-ray telescope situated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, at about 2200 m above sea level. Gamma rays (denoted as &gamma) are a form of Electromagnetic radiation or light emission of frequencies produced by sub-atomic particle interactions Roqué de los Muchachos Observatory is an Astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Isla de La Palma (known in English as "La Palma" not to be confused with "Palma" in the Balearic Islands is a Spanish volcanic ocean island The Canary Islands ( English pronunciation kəˈnæriː ˈaɪləndz Spanish: Islas Canarias, ˈizlas kaˈnarjas are a Spanish It detects particle showers released by cosmic gamma-rays, using the Cherenkov radiation, i. Čerenkov radiation (also spelled Cerenkov or Cherenkov) is Electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an e. , faint light radiated by the charged particles in the showers. With a diameter of 17 meters for the reflecting surface, it is the largest in the world.
A second MAGIC telescope (MAGIC 2) is close to completion at a distance of 85 m from the first one; it will be inaugurated on September 19, 2008.
MAGIC is sensitive to cosmic gamma rays with energies between 50 GeV and 30 TeV due to its large mirror; other ground-based gamma-ray telescopes typically observe gamma energies above 2-300 GeV. Gamma rays (denoted as &gamma) are a form of Electromagnetic radiation or light emission of frequencies produced by sub-atomic particle interactions Satellite-based detectors detect gamma-rays in the energy range from keV up to several GeV).
The goals of the telescope are to detect and study primarily photons coming from:
The telescope has the following specifications:
(diameter: 2. A black hole is a theoretical region of space in which the Gravitational field is so powerful that nothing not even Electromagnetic radiation (e An active galactic nucleus ( AGN) is a compact region at the centre of a Galaxy which has a much higher than normal luminosity over some or all of the Electromagnetic A supernova remnant ( SNR) is the structure resulting from the gigantic explosion of a Star in a Supernova. The Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET was one of the four scientific instruments on NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory satellite Gamma-ray bursts ( GRB s are the most luminous electromagnetic events occurring in the Universe since the Big Bang. In Physics and cosmology, dark matter is hypothetical Matter that does not interact with the electromagnetic force but whose presence can be inferred from WikipediaNaming 54 cm) surrounded by 180 larger photomultiplier detectors (diameter: 3. 81 cm).
Physicists from over twenty institutions in Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Armenia collaborate in using MAGIC; the largest groups are at