First results from VERITAS

D. Hanna, V. A. Acciari, R. Amini, H. M. Badran, G. Blaylock, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, V. Bugaev, Y. Butt, K. L. Byrum, O. Celik, A. Cesarini, L. Ciupik, Y. C.K. Chow, P. Cogan, P. Colin, W. Cui, M. K. Daniel, C. Dowdall, P. DowkonttC. Duke, T. Ergin, A. D. Falcone, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, D. Gall, K. Gibbs, G. Gillanders, O. J. Glidewell, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, J. Hall, E. Hays, J. Holder, D. Horan, S. B. Hughes, C. M. Hui, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, P. Kaaret, G. E. Kenny, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski

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VERITAS is an array of four, 12-m-diameter, Cherenkov telescopes, designed to explore the very-high-energy gamma-ray sky in the energy band between 100 GeV and 50 TeV. Its construction and commissioning have occurred over the past two years and the array has been taking scientific data with three or more telescopes since November 2006. We present results from observations made with VERITAS during the past observing season, including new results on the distant blazar 1ES1218 + 304, the active galaxy M87 and the high-mass X-ray binary system LS I + 61 303. We also describe the plans in place for the coming observing seasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Funding Information:
This research is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, by NSERC in Canada, by PPARC in the UK and by Science Foundation Ireland.


  • Active galaxies
  • Blazars
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • X-ray binaries


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