- Conference date: 9–13 July 2012
- Location: Heidelberg, Germany
The H.E.S.S. telescope system is operating since 10 years and the collaboration contributes significantly to the rapidly progressing field of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. H.E.S.S. discovered of the order of 60% of all sources (70% of all galactic sources and 40% of all extra-galactic sources). The scan of the Galactic plane is ongoing and new sources are being discovered. New discoveries range from the detection of gamma-ray emission from the direction of a magnetar and parent stellar cluster to the detection of gamma rays from a very distant AGN. Already known sources are further observed to deepen the understanding of the sources. A new telescope with a mirror diameter of 28m is about to start operation. With the new telescope the detection capabilities of the H.E.S.S. telescope system will be significantly enhanced and the energy threshold will be reduced. With the new telescope the H.E.S.S. collaboration will operated the first hybrid system in VHE gamma-ray astronomy.
- Cosmic gamma ray sources
- Galactic disks
- Gamma ray astronomy
- Gamma ray telescopes
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