13 February 2003 Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10m imaging atmospheric Cerenkov gamma-ray detectors
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The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) is an array of seven 10m aperture telescopes used for gamma-ray astronomy in the 50 GeV to 50 TeV (1 TeV= 1012 electron Volt) energy range. The gamma rays are detected by measuring the optical Cherenkov light emitted by the cascade of electromagnetic particles that is generated by interactions of the high energy gamma-ray with the Earth's Atmosphere. This paper describes the science goals of the VERITAS array, a description of the array, and expected performance of the instrument.
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David Kieda, David Kieda, S. D. Biller, S. D. Biller, Patrick Boyle, Patrick Boyle, I. H. Bond, I. H. Bond, S. M. Bradbury, S. M. Bradbury, James H. Buckley, James H. Buckley, D. A. Carter-Lewis, D. A. Carter-Lewis, Stephen Criswell, Stephen Criswell, W. Cui, W. Cui, P. Dowknott, P. Dowknott, C. Duke, C. Duke, A. Falcone, A. Falcone, D. J. Fegan, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, John P. Finley, John P. Finley, L. Fortson, L. Fortson, J. A. Gaidos, J. A. Gaidos, S. Gammell, S. Gammell, K. Gibbs, K. Gibbs, A. H. Hillas, A. H. Hillas, J. Holder, J. Holder, D. Horan, D. Horan, M. Kertzman, M. Kertzman, J. Knapp, J. Knapp, F. Krennrich, F. Krennrich, S. LeBohec, S. LeBohec, J. Lloyd-Evans, J. Lloyd-Evans, P. Moriarity, P. Moriarity, D. Moeller, D. Moeller, P. Ogden, P. Ogden, Rene A. Ong, Rene A. Ong, D. Petry, D. Petry, J. Quinn, J. Quinn, P. T. Reynolds, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, M. Schroedter, J. D. Smith, J. D. Smith, G. H. Sembrowski, G. H. Sembrowski, Simon P. Swordy, Simon P. Swordy, V. V. Vassiliev, V. V. Vassiliev, Scott P. Wakely, Scott P. Wakely, G. Walker, G. Walker, Trevor C. Weekes, Trevor C. Weekes, J. Hall, J. Hall, "Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10m imaging atmospheric Cerenkov gamma-ray detectors", Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457774
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