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, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, K. Lee, H. Manseri, A. McCann, M. McCutcheon, J. Millis, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, T. Nagai, J. Niemiec, P. A. Ogden, R. A. Ong, D. Pandel, J. S. Perkins, F. Pizlo, M. Pohl, J. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. T. Reynolds, E. Roache, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, A. W. Smith, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, A. Syson, J. A. Toner, L. Valcarcel, V. V. Vassiliev, R. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, J. E. Ward, T. C. Weekes, A. Weinstein, R. J. White, D. A. Williams, S. A. Wissel, M. Wood, B. Zitzer

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Abstract

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
Volume588
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Hanna, D., Acciari, V. A., Amini, R., Badran, H. M., Blaylock, G., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Bugaev, V., Butt, Y., Byrum, K. L., Celik, O., Cesarini, A., Ciupik, L., Chow, Y. C. K., Cogan, P., Colin, P., Cui, W., Daniel, M. K., Dowdall, C., ... Zitzer, B. (2008). First results from VERITAS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 588(1-2), 26-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2008.01.020