University of Barcelona


Organization: Magic collaboration
Start operation: 2004
Location: La Palma, Canary Islands
Instrumentation: Reflector telescopes
Wavelength: 25 GeV - 50 TeV
Diameter: 17 m
Website: The Magic Telescopes

MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes) is a system of two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACT) situated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands). The first telescope started routine operation in 2004 and the second one, built at a distance of 85 m from the first one, started taking data in 2010.

IACTs and Cherenkov radiation [+]

ICCUB Contribution

The ICCUB researchers are members of the MAGIC Collaboration since 2006. They have an important role in the preparation and interpretation of MAGIC observations of galactic compact binary systems through multiwavelength observations and theoretical modeling, a topic that has produced high-quality and highly cited papers. Josep M. Paredes is the Chair of the evaluation committee of the Key Observation Program of MAGIC since January 2013. Marc Ribó has been convener of the Physics Working Group on Galactic Sources from 2010 to 2013, and is a member and secretary of the Time Allocation Committee since 2013.