The Atmospheric Cherenkov Imaging Technique has opened up the gamma-ray spectrumfrom 100 GeV to 50 TeV to astrophysical exploration. The development of the technique is described as are the basic principles underlying its use. The current generation of arrays of telescopes is briefly described and the early results are summarized.
- Pub Date:
- August 2005
- 22 pages, 11 figures, Lectures given at the International Heraeus Summer School on ''Physics with Cosmic Accelerators'', Bad Honnef, Germany, July 5 - 16, 2004 (to be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes Series)