The MAGIC telescopes
These telescopes detect high-energy photons through their interactions in the atmosphere, which result in the production of charged particle showers yielding Cherenkov light. MAGIC is sensitive to galactic and extragalactic gamma-rays with energies between 50 GeV and 30 TeV; it extends and completes direct measurements taken with satellites.
The telescopes are built to observe different classes of sources, as active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants, dwarf satellite galaxies, galaxy clusters, binary systems, and the properties of the intergalactic space. The observations with MAGIC contribute to the topics of astrophysics, high-energy particle physics and cosmology.