The MAGIC Collaboration is integrated by 20 research institutes and university departments from Armenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and USA. The collaboration comprises two 17m diameter telescopes, located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, designed to measure the Cherenkov radiation associated with atmospheric showers from very high-energy gamma rays.
CTA is a major international collaboration for building two large Cherenkov observatories at North and South Hemispheres. Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma has been selected to host the Northern observatory. The first large size telescope was inaugurated in October 2018, and we are presently building the other three.
Members of the project
Highlights and results
- Inauguration of the first large-size telescope of CTA (LST-1) at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos
- Detection of a neutrino generated in a blazar with MAGIC, IcCube and Fermi-LAT
- Discovery of the binary systemPSR J2032+4127/MT91 213 emitting in VHE gamma rays.
High zenith angle observations of PKS 2155-304 with the MAGIC-I telescope
Context. The high frequency peaked BL Lac PKS 2155-304 with a redshift of z = 0.116 was discovered in 1997 in the very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) γ-ray range by the University of Durham Mark VI γ-ray Cherenkov telescope in Australia with a flux corresponding to 20% of the Crab Nebula flux. It was later observed and detected with highAleksić, J. et al.
Discovery of VHE γ-ray emission from the BL Lacertae object B3 2247+381 with the MAGIC telescopes
Aims: We study the non-thermal jet emission of the BL Lac object B3 2247+381 during a high optical state. Methods: The MAGIC telescopes observed the source during 13 nights between September 30th and October 30th 2010, collecting a total of 14.2 h of good quality very high energy (VHE) γ-ray data. Simultaneous multiwavelength data was obtained withAleksić, J. et al.
MAGIC TeV gamma-ray observations of Markarian 421 during multiwavelength campaigns in 2006
Context. Wide-range spectral coverage of blazar-type active galactic nuclei is of paramount importance for understanding the particle acceleration mechanisms assumed to take place in their jets. The Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cerenkov (MAGIC) telescope participated in three multiwavelength (MWL) campaigns, observing the blazar Markarian (Mkn)Aleksić, J. et al.