First year results from the HAWC observatory
1 Institute of Nuclear Physics Krakow, ul.Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342, Poland
2 Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics Heidelberg, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Germany
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Published online: 29 March 2017
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory is an all-sky surveying instrument sensitive to gamma rays and cosmic rays from 100GeV to 100TeV. With its 2sr instantaneous field of view and a duty cycle of > 95%, HAWC is carrying out an unbiased survey of the Northern sky and is monitoring known flaring sources and searching for transients. HAWC operation began mid-2013 with a partially-completed detector. The array was terminated in 2015. We here summarize the status of the observatory, and highlight its first scientific results, resulting from the first year of data taking after completion of the detector. In particular, we will present the HAWC map of the sky at tens of TeV.
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