This image is not available for purchase in your country.

HESS gamma ray telescope, Namibia

HESS gamma ray telescope, Namibia

C016/2487

Rights Managed

51.5 MB (4.5 MB compressed)

5197 x 3465 pixels

43.9 x 29.5 cm ⏐ 17.3 x 11.6 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

PATRICK DUMAS / LOOK AT SCIENCES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK DUMAS / LOOK AT SCIENCES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

HESS gamma ray telescope. Control room of the HESS (High Energy Stereoscopic System) array. This array is located on the Gamsberg plateau, Namibia, and uses four Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) to detect the flashes of Cherenkov radiation produced when high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays hit the Earth's atmosphere. It is used to investigate gamma ray sources such as supernova remnants and pulsars, and has been operational since December 2003.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Calculate price
  • Add to board