Deployment of the VERITAS observatory

S. LeBohec, R. W. Atkins, H. M. Badran, G. Blaylock, I. H. Bond, P. J. Boyle, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, D. A. Carter-Lewis, O. Celik, Y. C.K. Chow, P. Cogan, W. Cui, M. K. Daniel, I. De La Calle Perez, C. Dowdall, P. Dowkontt, C. Duke, T. Ergin, A. D. FalconeD. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. Fortson, S. Gammell, K. Gibbs, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, J. Hall, D. Hanna, E. Hays, J. Holder, D. Horana, S. B. Hughes, T. B. Humensky, P. Kaaret, G. E. Kenny, M. Kertzmann, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, J. Knapp, K. Kosack, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, E. Linton, J. Lloyd-Evans, G. Maier, H. Manseri, P. A. Milovanovic, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, T. N. Nagai, P. A. Ogden, M. Olevitch, R. A. Ong, J. S. Perkins, D. Petry, F. Pizlo, M. Pohl, B. Power-Mooney, J. Quinn, M. Quinn, K. Ragan, T. Reynolds, P. Rebillot, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, A. Syson, L. Valcarcel, V. V. Vassiliev, R. G. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, G. Walker, T. C. Weekes, R. J. White, D. A. Williams, J. Zweerink

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Abstract

The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) being constructed in Southern Arizona consists of an array of four Atmospheric Cherenkov 12m Telescopes designed to observe astrophysical gamma rays in the energy range from 100 GeV to tens of TeV. A first telescope has been in operation on a temporary site since the end of 2004 and meets all specifications. The second is being installed on the same site, 85m from the first, in order to test stereoscopic capabilities. The full system of four telescopes is expected to be installed on the definitive site by the end of 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number028
Pages (from-to)232-237
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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LeBohec, S., Atkins, R. W., Badran, H. M., Blaylock, G., Bond, I. H., Boyle, P. J., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Carter-Lewis, D. A., Celik, O., Chow, Y. C. K., Cogan, P., Cui, W., Daniel, M. K., De La Calle Perez, I., Dowdall, C., Dowkontt, P., Duke, C., Ergin, T., ... Zweerink, J. (2006). Deployment of the VERITAS observatory. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 47(1), 232-237. [028]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/47/1/028