- Conference date: 9–13 July 2012
- Location: Heidelberg, Germany
The galactic center (GC) has long been a region of interest for high-energy and very-high-energy observations. Many potential sources of GeV/TeV γ-ray emission are located in the GC region, e.g. the accretion of matter onto the central black hole (BH), cosmic rays from a nearby shell-type super nova remnant, or the annihilation of dark matter. The GC has been detected at MeV/GeV energies by EGRET and recently by Fermi/LAT. At TeV energies, the GC was detected at the level of 4 standard deviations with the Whipple 10m telescope and with one order of magnitude better sensitivity by H.E.S.S. and MAGIC. We present the results from 3 years of VERITAS GC observations conducted at large zenith angles (LZA). The results are compared to astrophysical models.
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