23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status of VERITAS after the Upgrade

24 Jun 2014, 14:30
20m
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Speaker

Dr Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Description

VERITAS is an array of four 12 m class Cherenkov telescopes for very-high-energy gamma-ray (>50 GeV) observations. The VERITAS Collaboration completed a series of upgrades in summer 2012 with the objective of lowering the energy threshold and improving the sensitivity of the array at all accessible energies. One telescope was relocated, the trigger system was replaced, and the cameras were updated with high-efficiency photomultiplier tubes. In this contribution I discuss the performance improvements of VERITAS achieved with the upgrade program and present a selection of recent observation highlights.

Primary author

Dr Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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