Moon shadow observation with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

Sanguineti, M. (2016) Moon shadow observation with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Il nuovo cimento C, 39 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 1826-9885

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One of the main goals of the ANTARES telescope is the search for point-like neutrino sources. For this reason both the pointing accuracy and the angular resolution of the detector are important and a reliable way to evaluate these performances is needed. One possibility to measure the angular resolution and the pointing accuracy is to analyse the shadow of the Moon, i.e. the deficit in the atmospheric muon flux in the direction of the Moon induced by absorption of cosmic rays. Analysing the data taken between 2007 and 2012, the Moon shadow is detected with about 3.1σ significance in the ANTARES data.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 19:51
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 19:51

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