The VERITAS Blazar Key Science Project

Дата и время публикации : 2009-08-10T21:31:16Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Wystan Benbow
for the VERITAS collaboration

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Коментарии к cтатье: 4 pages, 2 figures; In the proceedings of the 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference (Lodz, 2009)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: The VERITAS array of 12-m atmospheric-Cherenkov telescopes in southern Arizona is currently the world’s most-sensitive detector of astrophysical very high energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) gamma rays. Approximately 25 blazars are known to emit VHE photons, and observations of blazars are one of the VERITAS collaboration’s key science projects (KSP). More than 50 of these objects have been observed with the array, in most cases with the deepest-ever VHE exposure. This contribution summarizes the VERITAS blazar KSP, with a focus on the upper limits measured in the blazar discovery program. VERITAS blazar detections are presented in detail elsewhere in these proceedings.

Category: Physics