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Session 52 - AXAF, X-ray, Gamma Ray Instruments.
Display session, Thursday, January 08
Exhibit Hall,

[52.07] VERITAS: the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

R. W. Lessard (Purdue U.), VERITAS Gamma Ray Collaboration

A next generation atmospheric Cherenkov observatory is described which uses the Whipple Observatory gamma-ray telescope as a prototype. An array of imaging telescopes will be deployed such that they will permit the maximum versatility and will give the highest sensitivity in the 50 GeV - 50 TeV band (with maximum sensitivity from 100 GeV to 10 TeV). In this band critical measurements of SNRs and AGNs will be made. This VHE observatory will effectively complement GLAST well into the next millennium.

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