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High Energy Stereoscopic System

(ground gamma-ray telescope array)

The High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) is a Cherenkov gamma-ray telescope in Namibia consisting of an array of ground-based telescopes to detect Cherenkov radiation resulting from high energy gamma rays, in the same manner as the Cherenkov Telescope Array. HESS went into operation in 2003 with a 2012 upgrade.

(gamma rays,telescope,Namibia,array,ground)
Further reading:
12×10-21m24×1027Hz100TeVbeginHigh Energy Stereoscopic System
41×10-18m7.3YHz0.03TeVendHigh Energy Stereoscopic System
HESSHESS J1731-347 

Referenced by pages:
Cherenkov detector
gamma rays (GR)