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.
Phase-resolved energy spectra of the Crab pulsar in the range of 50-400 GeV measured with the MAGIC telescopes
We use 73 h of stereoscopic data taken with the MAGIC telescopes to investigate the very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray emission of the Crab pulsar. Our data show a highly significant pulsed signal in the energy range from 50 to 400 GeV in both the main pulse (P1) and the interpulse (P2) phase regions. We provide the widest spectra to date of the VHEAleksić, J. et al.
Search for an extended VHE γ-ray emission from Mrk 421 and Mrk 501 with the MAGIC Telescope
Context. Part of the very high energy γ-ray radiation coming from extragalactic sources is absorbed through the pair production process on the extragalactic background light photons. Extragalactic magnetic fields alter the trajectories of these cascade pairs and, in turn, convert cosmic background photons to γ-ray energies by inverse ComptonAleksić, J. et al.
Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observation of Mkn 501 in a Low State in 2006
We present results of the multiwavelength campaign on the TeV blazar Mkn 501 performed in 2006 July, including MAGIC for the very-high-energy (VHE) γ-ray band and Suzaku for the X-ray band. A VHE γ-ray signal was clearly detected with an average flux above 200 GeV of ~20% of the Crab Nebula flux, which indicates a low state of source activity inAnderhub, H. et al.