TeV Gamma Ray Astronomy

Carter-Lewis, Krennrich


The Technique
  • high-energy gamma-rays hit upper atmosphere
  • Collisions w/ molecules make particle showers
  • particles generate Cerenkov light
  • collect Cerenkov light at ground
  • reconstruct shower/ incoming photon
The Whipple Telescope: Next step: VERITAS
  • the Crab nebula and supernova remnants
  • Active Galaxies
  • flux, time variability, imaging, and spectroscopy