CANGAROO III Project
An array of four 10m Cherenkov telescopes in Woomera, Australia
for efficient observation of
celestial gamma-rays in the 100 GeV region
|(Four telescopes at dawn: March 2004)|
By observing Cherenkov images of gamma-ray showers
simultaneously with more than one telescope (stereo mode),
we can determine the direction of gamma-rays accurately
as crossing points of image axes.
Thus we can explore the spatial structure of the gamma-ray
objects as well as discriminating backgroud cosmic-ray showers
Moreover, the energy resolution of gamma-rays are improved
knowing the production height of Cherenkov light.
The second, third and fourth telescopes will be installed
in 2001, 2002 and 2003, respectively.
Stereo observation of Cherenkov images
(Updated May 8, 2000)
Proposal (in Japanese)
[gzipped PS, PDF]
- "Status Report of the CANGAROO-III Project"
Masaki Mori, talk given at the International Symposium on
High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
(Heidelberg, Germany, 26 - 30 June, 2000)
- "The CANGAROO-III Project" Masaki Mori, talk given at
the TeV Gamma Ray Workshop
(Snowbird, Utah, USA, 13 - 16 August, 1999)