The Whipple Observatory 10 m gamma-ray telescope, 1997-2006

  • Kildea J
  • Atkins R
  • Badran H
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Details are presented of the Whipple Observatory's 10 m atmospheric Cherenkov telescope and camera, as it evolved during the period 1997 until 2006. The design of the telescope and camera's optical and electronic systems is discussed together with a detailed description of the four-stage GRANITE (Gamma-RAy New Imaging TElescope) upgrade program, undertaken during the same time period. The objective of the upgrade was to improve the telescope's sensitivity for the detection of very-high-energy gamma-rays. Results from the program are provided and are briefly discussed in the context of the design of VERITAS. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Atmospheric Cherenkov effect
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Gamma-ray telescope
  • Imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique
  • Imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope
  • Whipple collaboration

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  • J. Kildea

  • R. W. Atkins

  • H. M. Badran

  • G. Blaylock

  • I. H. Bond

  • S. M. Bradbury

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