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VERITAS

(Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System)
(ground gamma ray telescope array in Arizona)

VERITAS (for Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a gamma-ray telescope array, a Cherenkov telescope consisting of four 12-meter optical telescopes at Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Arizona, in operation since 2007. I believe it is designed to slew sufficiently rapidly to zero in on some gamma-ray bursts. It has also been used for visible light observations including occultation observations of stars occulted by asteroids and as an optical interferometer.


(telescope,gamma rays,array,ground,Arizona)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VERITAS
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999ICRC....5..280B/abstract
https://veritas.sao.arizona.edu/
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
25×10-21m12×1027Hz50TeVbeginVERITAS
25×10-18m12YHz50GeVendVERITAS

Referenced by pages:
Cherenkov detector
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)

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