Poster 40: Danielle Brown – Validation of Matched Run Method for Extended Gamma-Ray Sources

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Faculty mentor: Binita Hona

Extended gamma-ray sources that span the fields of view of gamma-ray instruments prevent them from ‘seeing’ the cosmic ray background near the source. This complicates the estimation of background radiation, which is needed for the analysis of source data. A new method of background estimation – the Matched Run Method – is required to enable analysis of extended sources using telescopes with small fields of view, such as the VERITAS instrument. My research consists of validating this method.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1091342@utah.edu

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