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Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - GRI - Gamma Ray Indirect
The hybrid installation TAIGA: design, status and preliminary results
N. Lubsandorzhiev,* I. Astapov, P. Bezyazeekov, A. Borodin, M. Brueckner, N. Budnev, V. Chernykh, A. Chiavassa, A. Dyachok, O. Fedorov, A. Gafarov, A. Garmash, V. Grebenyuk, O. Gress, T. Gress, A. Grinyuk, O. Grishin, D. Horns, A. Igoshin, A. Ivanova, N. Kalmykov, Y. Kazarina, V. Kindin, P. Kirilenko, S. Kiryuhin, R. Kokoulin, K. Kompaniets, E. Korosteleva, V. Kozhin, E. Kravchenko, A. Kryukov, L. Kuzmichev, A. Lagutin, Y. Lemeshev, V. Lenok, B. Lubsandorzhiev, R. Mirgazov, R. Mirzoyan, R. Monkhoev, E. Osipova, A. Pakhorukov, A. Pan, M.I. Panasyuk, L. Pankov, A. Petrukhin, V. Poleschuk, M. Popesku, E. Popova, A. Porelli, E. Postnikov, V. Prosin, V. Ptuskin, A. Pushnin, R. Raikin, G. Rubtsov, E. Ryabov, Y. Sagan, V. Samoliga, A. Silaev, A. Silaev(junior), A. Sidorenkov, A. Skurikhin, V. Slunecka, A. Sokolov, Y. Suvorkin, L. Sveshnikova, V. Tabolenko, B. Tarashchansky, L. Tkachev, M. Tluczykont, A. Tonaev, N. Ushakov, P. Volchugov, D. Voronin, R. Wischnewski, A. Zagorodnikov, D. Zhurov, I. Yashin
*corresponding author
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Abstract
The hybrid installation TAIGA (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic rays and Gamma Astronomy) is under construction to study cosmic and gamma rays at energies 10^13-10^18 eV. It will incorporate timing wide angle EAS Cherenkov array (TAIGA-HiSCORE) and number of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (TAIGA-IACT). The first stage of TAIGA will include ~100 wide angle non-imaging optical stations of TAIGA-HiSCORE, distributed over an area of ~1 km^2 and three imaging telescopes at a distance of 300-500 m from each other. A combined method will be used to distinguish gamma rays namely EAS parameters will be reconstructed by TAIGA-HiSCORE and a gamma-hadron separation will be carried out by TAIGA-IACT. With such an approach a hybrid detector will be built with a large area but with a relatively small number of telescopes.
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