22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

HESS-II: gamma-ray astronomy from tens of GeV to hundreds of TeV energies

Jul 23, 2015, 9:00 AM


talk Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation


Since the commissioning of the fifth, large telescope in December 2012, H.E.S.S. II is the only array of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes operating telescope of different sizes. Recent years have seen a tremendous effort in the design, implementation and optimisation of analysis techniques as well as improvements to the entire data acquisition scheme to allow for a very fast response to external triggers. With its excellent sensitivity, broad energy coverage, and fast reaction time, H.E.S.S. II provides an unprecedented view of the Universe at very high energies, in a multi-wavelength and multi-messenger approach. In this contribution we will present some highlights of the first data taken with H.E.S.S. II on key Galactic sources such as supernova remnants, gamma-ray binary systems and the Galactic Centre. Additionally, we will also show highlights from ten years of H.E.S.S. phase I observations like the legacy data release of the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey or the source gamma-ray source population found in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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