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Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - GRI - Gamma Ray Indirect
Highlights from the VERITAS AGN Observation Program
W. Benbow
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VERITAS is one of the world’s most sensitive detectors of astrophysical VHE (E > 100 GeV) gamma rays. This array of four 12-m imaging atmospheric-Cherenkov telescopes has operated for ~12 years, and ~6,000 hours of observations have been targeted on active galactic nuclei (AGN). Approximately 300 AGN have been observed with VERITAS, and 39 are detected. Most of these detections are accompanied by contemporaneous, broadband observations, which enable detailed studies of the underlying jet-powered processes. Recent highlights from the VERITAS AGN observation program and scientific results are presented.
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