8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 4 Jets and Blazars
Poster, Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 9:00am-10:00pm

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[4.03] Whipple 10m Telescope Observations of Potential TeV Gamma-Ray Sources Found by the Tibet Air Shower Array

G.P. Walker (University of Utah), VERITAS Collaboration

An all-sky survey performed with the Tibet Air Shower Array has found a number of potential sources of TeV gamma rays. If they are steady point sources with a Crab-like spectrum, the fluxes implied should be visible with strong significance to the Whipple atmospheric Cherenkov telescope (E < 300 GeV) with a short (5 hour) exposure. Using the Whipple Telescope, we have observed four candidates from the Tibet-II HD dataset for approximately 5 hours each (2001-2002) and one candidate from the Tibet-III Phase 1 dataset for 8 hours (2002-2003). We discuss our analysis, which has improved off-axis sensitivity, especially at higher energies, and we present the results of this analysis.

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