Status of the VERITAS Observatory

J. Holder, V. A. Acciari, E. Aim, T. Arlen, M. Beilicke, W. Benbow, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, V. Bugaev, Y. Butt, K. L. Byrum, A. Cannon, O. Celik, A. Cesarini, L. Ciupik, Y. C.K. Chow, P. Cogan, P. Colin, W. Cui, M. K. DanielT. Ergin, A. D. Falcone, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, G. Finnegan, P. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, A. Furniss, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, D. Hanna, E. Hays, D. Horan, C. M. Hui, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, P. Kaaret, N. Karlsson, M. Kertzman, D. B. Kieda, J. Kildea, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, G. Maier, A. McCann

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Abstract

VERITAS, an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope (IACT) system for gammma-ray astronomy in the GeV-TeV range, has recently completed its first season of observations with a full array of four telescopes. A number of astrophysical gamma-ray sources have been detected, both galactic and extragalactic, including sources previously unknown at TeV energies. We describe the status of the array and some highlight results, and assess the technical performance, sensitivity and shower reconstruction capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-660
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1085
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2009
Event4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 11 2008

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Holder, J., Acciari, V. A., Aim, E., Arlen, T., Beilicke, M., Benbow, W., ... McCann, A. (2009). Status of the VERITAS Observatory. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1085, 657-660. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076760

Status of the VERITAS Observatory. / Holder, J.; Acciari, V. A.; Aim, E.; Arlen, T.; Beilicke, M.; Benbow, W.; Bradbury, S. M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Butt, Y.; Byrum, K. L.; Cannon, A.; Celik, O.; Cesarini, A.; Ciupik, L.; Chow, Y. C.K.; Cogan, P.; Colin, P.; Cui, W.; Daniel, M. K.; Ergin, T.; Falcone, A. D.; Fegan, S. J.; Finley, J. P.; Finnegan, G.; Fortin, P.; Fortson, L. F.; Furniss, A.; Gillanders, G. H.; Grube, J.; Guenette, R.; Gyuk, G.; Hanna, D.; Hays, E.; Horan, D.; Hui, C. M.; Humensky, T. B.; Imran, A.; Kaaret, P.; Karlsson, N.; Kertzman, M.; Kieda, D. B.; Kildea, J.; Konopelko, A.; Krawczynski, H.; Krennrich, F.; Lang, M. J.; LeBohec, S.; Maier, G.; McCann, A.

In: AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1085, 13.04.2009, p. 657-660.

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Holder, J, Acciari, VA, Aim, E, Arlen, T, Beilicke, M, Benbow, W, Bradbury, SM, Buckley, JH, Bugaev, V, Butt, Y, Byrum, KL, Cannon, A, Celik, O, Cesarini, A, Ciupik, L, Chow, YCK, Cogan, P, Colin, P, Cui, W, Daniel, MK, Ergin, T, Falcone, AD, Fegan, SJ, Finley, JP, Finnegan, G, Fortin, P, Fortson, LF, Furniss, A, Gillanders, GH, Grube, J, Guenette, R, Gyuk, G, Hanna, D, Hays, E, Horan, D, Hui, CM, Humensky, TB, Imran, A, Kaaret, P, Karlsson, N, Kertzman, M, Kieda, DB, Kildea, J, Konopelko, A, Krawczynski, H, Krennrich, F, Lang, MJ, LeBohec, S, Maier, G & McCann, A 2009, 'Status of the VERITAS Observatory', AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1085, pp. 657-660. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076760
Holder J, Acciari VA, Aim E, Arlen T, Beilicke M, Benbow W et al. Status of the VERITAS Observatory. AIP Conference Proceedings. 2009 Apr 13;1085:657-660. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076760
Holder, J. ; Acciari, V. A. ; Aim, E. ; Arlen, T. ; Beilicke, M. ; Benbow, W. ; Bradbury, S. M. ; Buckley, J. H. ; Bugaev, V. ; Butt, Y. ; Byrum, K. L. ; Cannon, A. ; Celik, O. ; Cesarini, A. ; Ciupik, L. ; Chow, Y. C.K. ; Cogan, P. ; Colin, P. ; Cui, W. ; Daniel, M. K. ; Ergin, T. ; Falcone, A. D. ; Fegan, S. J. ; Finley, J. P. ; Finnegan, G. ; Fortin, P. ; Fortson, L. F. ; Furniss, A. ; Gillanders, G. H. ; Grube, J. ; Guenette, R. ; Gyuk, G. ; Hanna, D. ; Hays, E. ; Horan, D. ; Hui, C. M. ; Humensky, T. B. ; Imran, A. ; Kaaret, P. ; Karlsson, N. ; Kertzman, M. ; Kieda, D. B. ; Kildea, J. ; Konopelko, A. ; Krawczynski, H. ; Krennrich, F. ; Lang, M. J. ; LeBohec, S. ; Maier, G. ; McCann, A. / Status of the VERITAS Observatory. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 2009 ; Vol. 1085. pp. 657-660.
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