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VAMOS
Author(s): A. Iriarte ; L. A. Martínez; R. Alfaro
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Paper Abstract

The Volcano Sierra Negra in Puebla, Mexico was selected to host HAWC (High Altitude Water Cherenkov), a unique observatory of wide field of view (2sr) capable of observing the sky continuously at energies up to 100 TeV. HAWC is proposed as an array of 300 Cherenkov detectors consisting of 5m deep and 7.3 m diameter steel container containing 200,000 liters of purified water, each container with 4 Hamamatsu PMTs. The first construction stage of 7 tanks, VAMOS, was finished this year and it is continuously operating. In this work, the Cherenkov detectors and the electronics of VAMOS are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 844338 (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925757
Show Author Affiliations
A. Iriarte , Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
L. A. Martínez, Instito de Astronomia, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
R. Alfaro, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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