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  The Status and Performance of H.E.S.S.

Benbow, W. (2005). The Status and Performance of H.E.S.S. In F. A. Aharonian, H. J. Völk, & D. Horns (Eds.), 2nd International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, AIP Conference Proceedings (pp. 611-616). New York, NY, USA: American Institute of Physics.

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Benbow, W.1, Author              
W. Benbow for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Editor  
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1Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_904550              

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 Abstract: The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) is an array of four imaging air-Cherenkov telescopes located in the Khomas Highlands of Namibia (23° 16' 18" S, 16° 30' 1" E, 1835 m above sea level). Construction of H.E.S.S. Phase-1 is complete as of December 2003. Although under construction, H.E.S.S. has been operating since June 2002, with observations using increasing numbers of telescopes as they became available. The good angular resolution and background rejection provided by the stereoscopic technique give H.E.S.S. a low energy threshold (~100 GeV)and allows the detection of a 1% Crab flux source in ~25 hours of observation. This sensitivity is unprecedented and has enabled H.E.S.S. to detect numerous new sources of astrophysical gamma-rays. Further details regarding the status and performance of H.E.S.S. are reported here.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2005-02-21
 Publication Status: Published in print
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Title: International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Place of Event: Heidelberg, Germany
Start-/End Date: 2004-07-26 - 2004-07-30

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Title: 2nd International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, AIP Conference Proceedings
Source Genre: Proceedings
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Aharonian, Felix A.1, Editor            
Völk, Heinrich J.2, Editor            
Horns, Dieter1, Editor            
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1 Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_904550            
2 Prof. Heinrich J. Völk, Emeriti, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_907548            
Publ. Info: New York, NY, USA : American Institute of Physics
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 611 - 616 Identifier: ISBN: 0-7354-0229-9/05

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