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TAIGA-IACT

TAIGA-IACT is the net of 3 imaging atmospheric —Āherenkov telescopes distributed over the area of approx 1 km2 of the Tunka valley and aimed for detecting gamma-rays in combination with the TAIGA-HiSCORE and TAIGA-Muon instruments. This method of detecting is novel and consisting in combination of imaging and non-imaging techniques.

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TAIGA-IACT telescopes

The telescope structure consisting in a segmented reflector and a photomultiplier-based camera installed on the alt-azimuthal mount. The reflector has Davies-Cotton design with a focal length of about 5m and comprises of 34 round shape segments with 60 cm diameter. The camera has ~600 pixels each of which consisting photomultiplier equipped with hexagonal compound parabolic concentrator (Winston cone). The size of the pixel is 30 mm (flat-to-flat of the hexagonal entrance pupil).