Development of a Low‐energy Trigger for VERITAS


During the 2007/2008 observing season a low‐energy trigger configuration was developed and tested for VERITAS. The configuration makes uses of the small (∼35 m) baseline between two of the VERITAS telescopes and employs a much lower discriminator threshold and tighter coincidence window compared to the standard VERITAS trigger. Five hours of Crab Nebula ON/OFF observations were obtained in low‐energy mode and were used to test new low‐energy analysis algorithms. We present some details of the VERITAS low‐energy trigger and the associated data analysis.

In AIP Conference Proceedings
John Kildea
John Kildea
Assistant Professor of Medical Physics