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The 2 Magic telescopes at the Roques de los Muchachos on La Palma are atmospheric imaging Cherenkov telescopes for Gamma-ray astronomy.
MAGIC 1 was built between 2001 and 2003 and MAGIC 2 was finished in 2009.
Both telescopes have a mirrored surface of 236m2 and is equipped with photomultiplier tubes.
Gamma-raya are emitted by the most distant galaxies and by violent stellar processes.MAGIC measures the particle showers (Cerenkov radiation) caused when these gammas rays hit the earths atmosphere.
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MAGIC 1
 
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MAGIC 1
 
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MAGIC 1 on the left and Magic 2 being built in July 2006.
 
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MAGIC 2 being built, the frame is in place but none of the receptors and mirrors have been installed.
 
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MAGIC 1 at the time that you could walk right up to it. There is a fence arounbd it now.
 
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MAGIC mirrors
 
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The control building for the MAGIC telescopes. The roof is shaped like the pointed hat of an Enano
 
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A photograph from the road below the MAGIC 1 shows an upside down reflection of the earth.
 
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Magic 2 reflected in the mirrors of Magic 1.
 
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The world on its head.
 
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The photographer on his head! Detail from the previous photo.
 
 
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