MAGIC and the Crab Pulsar: History and Motivation

  • David Carreto FidalgoEmail author
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Since the commissioning of the first magic telescope in 2004 (see Sect.  3.3), the magic collaboration has always considered the Crab nebula and pulsar as valuable targets for observational campaigns and scientific research. To date approximately 14% of all the stored magic data were taken on the Crab (nebula and pulsar). However, a significant portion of this 14% was taken as technical data to evaluate the performance of the instrument as described in Sect.  3.4, and had no immediate scientific purpose. A short summary of the scientific observational campaigns on the Crab is given in Chap.  5.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsComplutense University of MadridMadridSpain

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