Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors

D. Kieda, S. D. Biller, P. Boyle, I. H. Bond, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, D. A. Carter-Lewis, S. Criswell, W. Cui, P. Dowkontt, C. Duke, A. Falcone, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, L. Fortson, J. A. Gaidos, S. Gammell, K. Gibbs, J. HallA. M. Hillas, J. Holder, D. Horan, M. Kertzman, J. Knapp, F. Krennrich, S. LeBohec, J. Lloyd-Evans, P. Moriarity, D. M̈ller, P. Ogden, R. Ong, D. Petry, J. Quinn, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, J. Smith, G. H. Sembrowski, S. P. Swordy, V. V. Vassiliev, S. P. Wakely, G. Walker, T. C. Weekes

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Abstract

The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) is an array of seven 10m aperture telescopes used for gamma-ray astronomy in the 50 GeV to 50 TeV (1 TeV= 1012 electron Volt) energy range. The gamma rays are detected by measuring the optical Cherenkov light emitted by the cascade of electromagnetic particles that is generated by interactions of the high energy gamma-ray with the Earth's Atmosphere. This paper describes the science goals of the VERITAS array, a description of the array, and expected performance of the instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsP. Guhathakurta
Pages276-287
Number of pages12
Volume4834
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
EventDiscoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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OtherDiscoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period8/22/028/23/02

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Gamma rays
gamma rays
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Imaging techniques
Radiation
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radiation
Earth atmosphere
Astronomy
gamma ray astronomy
Electrons
cascades
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electromagnetism
energy
electrons
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Keywords

  • AGN
  • Atmospheric Cherenkov radiation, Pulsars
  • Cosmic rays
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Galactic Plane
  • Gamma-ray Astronomy
  • Gamma-ray telescopes
  • Neutralinos
  • Supernova remnants
  • VERITAS

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Kieda, D., Biller, S. D., Boyle, P., Bond, I. H., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., ... Weekes, T. C. (2002). Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. In P. Guhathakurta (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4834, pp. 276-287) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457774

Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. / Kieda, D.; Biller, S. D.; Boyle, P.; Bond, I. H.; Bradbury, S. M.; Buckley, J. H.; Carter-Lewis, D. A.; Criswell, S.; Cui, W.; Dowkontt, P.; Duke, C.; Falcone, A.; Fegan, D. J.; Fegan, S. J.; Finley, J. P.; Fortson, L.; Gaidos, J. A.; Gammell, S.; Gibbs, K.; Hall, J.; Hillas, A. M.; Holder, J.; Horan, D.; Kertzman, M.; Knapp, J.; Krennrich, F.; LeBohec, S.; Lloyd-Evans, J.; Moriarity, P.; M̈ller, D.; Ogden, P.; Ong, R.; Petry, D.; Quinn, J.; Reynolds, P. T.; Rose, H. J.; Schroedter, M.; Smith, J.; Sembrowski, G. H.; Swordy, S. P.; Vassiliev, V. V.; Wakely, S. P.; Walker, G.; Weekes, T. C.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / P. Guhathakurta. Vol. 4834 2002. p. 276-287.

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Kieda, D, Biller, SD, Boyle, P, Bond, IH, Bradbury, SM, Buckley, JH, Carter-Lewis, DA, Criswell, S, Cui, W, Dowkontt, P, Duke, C, Falcone, A, Fegan, DJ, Fegan, SJ, Finley, JP, Fortson, L, Gaidos, JA, Gammell, S, Gibbs, K, Hall, J, Hillas, AM, Holder, J, Horan, D, Kertzman, M, Knapp, J, Krennrich, F, LeBohec, S, Lloyd-Evans, J, Moriarity, P, M̈ller, D, Ogden, P, Ong, R, Petry, D, Quinn, J, Reynolds, PT, Rose, HJ, Schroedter, M, Smith, J, Sembrowski, GH, Swordy, SP, Vassiliev, VV, Wakely, SP, Walker, G & Weekes, TC 2002, Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. in P Guhathakurta (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4834, pp. 276-287, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II, Waikoloa, HI, United States, 8/22/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457774
Kieda D, Biller SD, Boyle P, Bond IH, Bradbury SM, Buckley JH et al. Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. In Guhathakurta P, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4834. 2002. p. 276-287 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457774
Kieda, D. ; Biller, S. D. ; Boyle, P. ; Bond, I. H. ; Bradbury, S. M. ; Buckley, J. H. ; Carter-Lewis, D. A. ; Criswell, S. ; Cui, W. ; Dowkontt, P. ; Duke, C. ; Falcone, A. ; Fegan, D. J. ; Fegan, S. J. ; Finley, J. P. ; Fortson, L. ; Gaidos, J. A. ; Gammell, S. ; Gibbs, K. ; Hall, J. ; Hillas, A. M. ; Holder, J. ; Horan, D. ; Kertzman, M. ; Knapp, J. ; Krennrich, F. ; LeBohec, S. ; Lloyd-Evans, J. ; Moriarity, P. ; M̈ller, D. ; Ogden, P. ; Ong, R. ; Petry, D. ; Quinn, J. ; Reynolds, P. T. ; Rose, H. J. ; Schroedter, M. ; Smith, J. ; Sembrowski, G. H. ; Swordy, S. P. ; Vassiliev, V. V. ; Wakely, S. P. ; Walker, G. ; Weekes, T. C. / Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / P. Guhathakurta. Vol. 4834 2002. pp. 276-287
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