Recent Results of the VERITAS Galactic ScienceProgram
August 20, 2019
VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is one of the most sensitive currently operating arrays of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, which detect very high-energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) gamma rays. VERITAS is currently in its 11th year of full-array operations with four 12m-diameter telescopes. Many Galactic sources of VHE gamma rays have been detected by VERITAS, such as pulsar wind nebulae, binary systems, and supernova remnants, and the study of VHE emission from these objects has enabled a deeper understanding of the underlying physical processes responsible for the observed gamma rays. Recent highlights from the VERITAS Galactic science program will be presented, including results on pulsar searches, follow-up of sources detected by HAWC, and the 50-year-period binary PSR J2032+4127.
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