VERITAS Cherenkov Telescope Time Lapse Video

The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array, VERITAS, is located in southern Arizona near Amado at the Whipple observatory. 999 thirty-second exposures show the nightly dance that one of the 4 telescopes performs as various astrophysical objects are tracked during the night. The telescopes themselves capture the faint glow of Cherenkov light that is produced as gamma rays interact in the Earth's atmosphere. The video was created by Adler astronomers Jose Francisco Salgado, Mark SubbaRao, and Paul Knappenberger on 19 Feb. 2010.