Mirrors Of World’s Largest Gamma-Ray Telescope Manufactured In Armen

MIRRORS OF WORLD’S LARGEST GAMMA-RAY TELESCOPE MANUFACTURED IN ARMENIA

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July 28, 2012 | 06:44

The largest gamma-ray telescope ever built started operation in
Namibia on July 26.

The largest Cherenkov telescope, the telescope through which gamma-rays
can be seen, has 28-meter-sized mirror.

Together with the four smaller (12 meter) telescopes, the H.E.S.S.

(“High Energy Stereoscopic System”) observatory will allow deeper
understanding of known high-energy cosmic sources, Phys.Org website
reports.

The telescope structure and its drive system were designed by engineers
in Germany and South Africa, and produced in Namibia and Germany. The
875 hexagonal mirror facets which make up the huge reflector were
manufactured in Armenia, and individually characterized in Germany.

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