27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Contribution Talk

-2- B. von Langenbeck

Overview of Results from the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory


  • Dr. Henrike FLEISCHHACK

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The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-ray Observatory in the high mountains of Mexico was completed in March of 2015 and is now giving us a new view of the TeV sky. HAWC is 15 times more sensitive than the previous generation of wide-field EAS gamma-ray instruments and is able to detect the Crab nebula at 5σ with each daily transit. Unlike Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs), HAWC operates 24hrs/day with over a 95% on-time and observes the entire overhead sky (~8sr over the course of the day). This talk will present an overview of recent HAWC results showing our updated sky catalog, our view of the highest energy gamma-ray sky, a summary of recent observation of nearby middle-aged pulsars, as well as performance and plans for operating HAWC with our new outrigger array.