VERITAS: Status and latest results

G. Maier, V. A. Acciari, R. Amini, 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. Dowkontt, C. DukeT. Ergin, A. D. Falcone, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, P. Fortin, L. F. Fortson, D. Gall, K. Gibbs, G. Gillanders, J. Grube, R. Guenette, G. Gyuk, J. Hall, D. Hanna, E. Hays, J. Holder, D. Horan, S. B. Hughes, M. C. 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 atmospheric Cherenkov telescope array designed to study astrophysical sources of very-high-energy gamma radiation. Located in southern Arizona, USA, the array consists of four 12 m-diameter imaging Cherenkov telescopes. All four telescopes have been deployed at the basecamp of the Whipple Observatory and began full operation in early 2007. This paper describes the operational status of VERITAS, outlines the initial performance parameters of the instrument, and presents the latest results that have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1457-1460
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007

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Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period7/3/077/11/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Maier, G., Acciari, V. A., Amini, R., 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., Dowkontt, P., ... Zitzer, B. (2007). VERITAS: Status and latest results. 1457-1460. Paper presented at 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.