The first VERITAS telescope

J. Holder, R. W. Atkins, H. M. Badran, G. Blaylock, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, K. L. Byrum, 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, A. D. Falcone, S. J. Fegan, J. P. FinleyP. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, K. Gibbs, G. Gillanders, O. J. Glidewell, J. Grube, K. J. Gutierrez, G. Gyuk, J. Hall, D. Hanna, E. Hays, D. Horan, S. B. Hughes, T. B. Humensky, A. Imran, I. Jung, P. Kaaret, G. E. Kenny, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, J. Knapp, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. LeBohec, E. Linton, E. K. Little, G. Maier, H. Manseri, A. Milovanovic, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, P. A. Ogden, R. A. Ong, D. Petry, J. S. Perkins, F. Pizlo, M. Pohl, J. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. T. Reynolds, E. T. Roache, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, G. Sleege, D. Steele, S. P. Swordy, A. Syson, J. A. Toner, L. Valcarcel, V. V. Vassiliev, S. P. Wakely, T. C. Weekes, R. J. White, D. A. Williams, R. Wagner

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The first atmospheric Cherenkov telescope of VERITAS (the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) has been in operation since February 2005. We present here a technical description of the instrument and a summary of its performance. The calibration methods are described, along with the results of Monte Carlo simulations of the telescope and comparisons between real and simulated data. The analysis of TeV γ-ray observations of the Crab Nebula, including the reconstructed energy spectrum, is shown to give results consistent with earlier measurements. The telescope is operating as expected and has met or exceeded all design specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-401
Number of pages11
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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Holder, J., Atkins, R. W., Badran, H. M., Blaylock, G., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., ... Wagner, R. (2006). The first VERITAS telescope. Astroparticle Physics, 25(6), 391-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.04.002
Holder, J. ; Atkins, R. W. ; Badran, H. M. ; Blaylock, G. ; Bradbury, S. M. ; Buckley, J. H. ; Byrum, K. L. ; 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. ; Falcone, A. D. ; Fegan, S. J. ; Finley, J. P. ; Fortin, P. ; Fortson, L. F. ; Gibbs, K. ; Gillanders, G. ; Glidewell, O. J. ; Grube, J. ; Gutierrez, K. J. ; Gyuk, G. ; Hall, J. ; Hanna, D. ; Hays, E. ; Horan, D. ; Hughes, S. B. ; Humensky, T. B. ; Imran, A. ; Jung, I. ; Kaaret, P. ; Kenny, G. E. ; Kieda, D. ; Kildea, J. ; Knapp, J. ; Krawczynski, H. ; Krennrich, F. ; Lang, M. J. ; LeBohec, S. ; Linton, E. ; Little, E. K. ; Maier, G. ; Manseri, H. ; Milovanovic, A. ; Moriarty, P. ; Mukherjee, R. ; Ogden, P. A. ; Ong, R. A. ; Petry, D. ; Perkins, J. S. ; Pizlo, F. ; Pohl, M. ; Quinn, J. ; Ragan, K. ; Reynolds, P. T. ; Roache, E. T. ; Rose, H. J. ; Schroedter, M. ; Sembroski, G. H. ; Sleege, G. ; Steele, D. ; Swordy, S. P. ; Syson, A. ; Toner, J. A. ; Valcarcel, L. ; Vassiliev, V. V. ; Wakely, S. P. ; Weekes, T. C. ; White, R. J. ; Williams, D. A. ; Wagner, R. / The first VERITAS telescope. In: Astroparticle Physics. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 391-401.
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In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 25, No. 6, 01.07.2006, p. 391-401.

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Holder J, Atkins RW, Badran HM, Blaylock G, Bradbury SM, Buckley JH et al. The first VERITAS telescope. Astroparticle Physics. 2006 Jul 1;25(6):391-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.04.002