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Journal Articles Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Year : 2014

The camera of the fifth H.E.S.S. telescope. Part I: System description

M. Punch
A. Fiasson
B. Khélifi
M. de Naurois

Abstract

In July 2012, as the four ground-based gamma-ray telescopes of the H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) array reached their tenth year of operation in Khomas Highlands, Namibia, a fifth telescope took its first data as part of the system. This new Cherenkov detector, comprising a 614.5 m$^2$ reflector with a highly pixellized camera in its focal plane, improves the sensitivity of the current array by a factor two and extends its energy domain down to a few tens of GeV. The present part I of the paper gives a detailed description of the fifth H.E.S.S. telescope's camera, presenting the details of both the hardware and the software, emphasizing the main improvements as compared to previous H.E.S.S. camera technology.

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in2p3-00907640 , version 1 (21-11-2013)

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J. Bolmont, P. Corona, Philippe Gauron, P. Ghislain, C. Goffin, et al.. The camera of the fifth H.E.S.S. telescope. Part I: System description. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 2014, 761, pp.46-57. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.093⟩. ⟨in2p3-00907640⟩
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