Insights into the 10-100 GeV gamma-ray emission of pulsars from extensive observations of MAGIC
Technische Universität München
External url: http://mediatum.ub.tum.de/?id=1617483
The MAGIC Telescopes, equipped with a novel low-energy trigger, are used to observe gamma-ray pulsars in the energy domain of 10-100 GeV. Observations of the Crab pulsar prove its stability in such energy range. Observations of the Geminga pulsar yield the discovery of its pulsed emission at the very high energies, making it the third pulsar ever detected with Cherenkov telescopes. The measured Geminga spectrum is significant for the theoretical modelling of the gamma-ray emission of pulsars.
"Gamma-ray astronomy, Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes, MAGIC, Pulsar, Crab pulsar, Geminga"