|Welcome to VERITAS|
New: 16-May-2015: VERITAS detects VHE emission from the low-synchrotron-peaked BL Lac S3 1227+25. See "News" above...
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VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a ground-based gamma-ray instrument operating at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) in southern Arizona, USA. It is an array of four 12m optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the GeV - TeV energy range. These imaging Cherenkov telescopes are deployed such that they have the highest sensitivity in the VHE energy band (50 GeV - 50 TeV), with maximum sensitivity from 100 GeV to 10 TeV. This VHE observatory effectively complements the NASA Fermi mission.
View of the FLWO basecamp and the VERITAS array. Click on the image for a hi-res version.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 16 May 2015 14:58|