Status of the VERITAS Observatory

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Holder J., Acciari V. A., Aliu E., Arlen T., Beilicke M., Benbow W., ...More

4th International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany, 7 July - 11 August 2008, vol.1085, pp.657-658 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1085
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.3076760
  • City: Heidelberg
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.657-658
  • Keywords: Gamma ray telescopes
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.