LSW participation in
The H.E.S.S. project
Very High Energy Gamma Ray Astrophysics
H.E.S.S. is a new system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. The name H.E.S.S. stands for High Energy Stereoscopic System, and should also remind of Victor Hess, who received in 1936 the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of cosmic radiation. The instrument allows to explore gamma-ray sources with intensities at a level of a few thousandth parts of the flux of the Crab nebula. H.E.S.S. is located in Namibia, near the Gamsberg, an area well known for its excellent optical quality. Phase I of the H.E.S.S. experiment started full operation beginning of 2004, with four identical 12m class Cherenkov telescopes.
The H.E.S.S. project is run by a collaboration of European and African institutions. The Landessternwarte Heidelberg (LSW) is a member of this collaboration. LSW activities with H.E.S.S. are conducted in the group of Prof. S. Wagner.
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Multifrequency studies of high energy sources with broad spectral energy distributions are investigated within the
A dedicated optical facility
The LSW H.E.S.S. team is also participating in the preparations for
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Last update of this page on April 30, 2018