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Volume 145, 2017ISVHECRI 2016 – XIX International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Ground-Based Cosmic Ray and Gamma-Ray Experiments (I)|
|Published online||26 June 2017|
Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic rays and Gamma Astronomy (TAIGA): Status, results and perspectives
1 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics MSU, Moscow, Russia
2 Institute of Applied Physics ISU, Irkutsk, Russia
3 Institute for Nuclear Research of RAN, Moscow, Russia
4 Dipartimento di Fisica Generale Universiteta di Torino and INFN, Torino, Italy
5 Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany
6 Institut fur Experimentalphysik, University of Hamburg, Germany
7 IZMIRAN, Moscow, Russia
8 DESY, Zeuthen, Germany
9 NRNU MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
10 JINR, Dubna, Russia
11 Novosibirsk State Univesity, NSU, Novosibirsk, Russia
12 Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
13 ISS, Bucharest, Romania
14 Institut für Kernphysik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
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Published online: 26 June 2017
We present the current status of high-energy cosmic-ray physics and gamma-ray astronomy at the Tunka Astrophysical Center (AC). This complex is located in the Tunka Valley, about 50 km from Lake Baikal. Present efforts are focused on the construction of the first stage of the gamma-ray observatory TAIGA - the TAIGA prototype. TAIGA (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy) is designed for the study of gamma rays and charged cosmic rays in the energy range 1013 eV–1018 eV. The array includes a network of wide angle timing Cherenkov stations (TAIGA-HiSCORE), each with a FOV = 0.6 sr, plus up to 16 IACTs (FOV - 10∘× 10∘). This part covers an area of 5 km2. Additional muon detectors (TAIGA-Muon), with a total coverage of 2000 m2, are distributed over an area of 1 km2.
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