Toward a Public MAGIC Gamma-Ray Telescope Legacy Data Portal
August 22, 2019
The MAGIC telescopes are one of the three major IACTs (Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Tele- scopes) for observation of gamma rays in the TeV regime currently operative. MAGIC functions since 2003, and has published data from more than 60 sources, mostly blazars. MAGIC already provides astronomical .fits files with basic final scientific products such as spectral energy distributions, light curves and skymaps from published results. In future, the format of the files can be complemented with further relevant information to the community: a) by including the full multi-wavelength dataset enclosed in a publication, b) providing data in alternative easy-to-use formats such as ASCII or XML, which are accessible with other commonly used packages such as gammapy. Finally, besides high level products, activities have started to provide photon event lists and instrument response functions in a format such that scientists within and outside the community are allowed to perform higher level analysis. A second aim is to provide a full legacy of MAGIC data. This contribution will illustrate the achievements and plans of this activity.
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very compact bibliographies which can be beneficial to authors and
readers, and in "proceeding" format
which is more detailed and complete.