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25 September 2012 VAMOS
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The Volcano Sierra Negra in Puebla, Mexico was selected to host HAWC (High Altitude Water Cherenkov), a unique observatory of wide field of view (2sr) capable of observing the sky continuously at energies up to 100 TeV. HAWC is proposed as an array of 300 Cherenkov detectors consisting of 5m deep and 7.3 m diameter steel container containing 200,000 liters of purified water, each container with 4 Hamamatsu PMTs. The first construction stage of 7 tanks, VAMOS, was finished this year and it is continuously operating. In this work, the Cherenkov detectors and the electronics of VAMOS are described.
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A. Iriarte , L. A. Martínez, and R. Alfaro "VAMOS", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 844338 (25 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925757
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