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The Milagro all-sky TeV gammy ray observatory
Author(s): Constantine Sinnis
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Paper Abstract

Milagro is a water Cherenkov telescope sensitive to gamma rays with energies above 100 GeV. Unlike air-Cherenkov telescopes, Milagro continuously views the entire overhead sky. This capability makes it well suited to search for transient phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts and to discover new phenomena. I will review the design and construction of Milagro, detail the sensitivity of the instrument, including a discussion of background rejection with Milagro. Recent and ongoing upgrades to the instrument are discussed. The paper concludes with a summary of some recent physics results with Milagro.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4858, Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474289
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Constantine Sinnis, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4858:
Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation
Peter W. Gorham, Editor(s)

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