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High-altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory

(HAWC, High-altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment)
(gamma ray telescope using Cherenkov radiation)

The High-altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (or High-altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment, abbreviated HAWC) is a Cherenkov gamma-ray telescope near Puebla, Mexico, located at 4100 meters' altitude, detecting Cherenkov radiation that results from gamma rays interacting with the atmosphere. It went into operation in 2015 with 300 tanks of water. It is the successor to Milagro and like it, indirectly detects photons in the TeV range.


(gamma rays,telescope,ground,Mexico)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Altitude_Water_Cherenkov_Experiment
https://www.hawc-observatory.org/
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2HWC2HWC J0534+220 

Referenced by pages:
Cherenkov detector
gamma rays (GR)

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