High-altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory
(HAWC, High-altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment)
(gamma ray telescope using Cherenkov radiation)
The High-altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory
(or High-altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment, abbreviated HAWC)
is a ground-based gamma-ray telescope near Puebla, Mexico,
located at 4100 meters' altitude,
detecting the resulting Cherenkov radiation.
It went into operation in 2015 with 300 tanks of water.
It is the successor to Milagro and like it,
detects photons in the TeV range.
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