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dc.contributor.authorAlbert, A.
dc.contributor.authorAndré, Michel
dc.contributor.authorAnghinolfi, Marco
dc.contributor.authorAnton, Gisela
dc.contributor.authorArdid Ramírez, Miguel
dc.contributor.otherCentre Tecnològic de Vilanova i la Geltrú
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-25T13:56:39Z
dc.date.available2019-01-25T13:56:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-11
dc.identifier.citationAlbert, A. [et al.]. The cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. "European physical journal. C, Particles and fields (Internet)", 11 Desembre 2018, vol. 78, núm. 1006, p. 1-9.
dc.identifier.issn1434-6052
dc.identifier.otherhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.11815.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/127613
dc.description.abstractOne of the main objectives of the ANTARES telescope is the search for point-like neutrino sources. Both the pointing accuracy and the angular resolution of the detector are important in this context and a reliable way to evaluate this performance is needed. In order to measure the pointing accuracy of the detector, one possibility is to study the shadow of the Moon, i.e. the deficit of the atmospheric muon flux from the direction of the Moon induced by the absorption of cosmic rays. Analysing the data taken between 2007 and 2016, the Moon shadow is observed with 3.5s statistical significance. The detector angular resolution for downwardgoing muons is 0.73¿ ±0.14¿. The resulting pointing performance is consistent with the expectations. An independent check of the telescope pointing accuracy is realised with the data collected by a shower array detector onboard of a ship temporarily moving around the ANTARES location.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherspringer-Verlag
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Astronomia i astrofísica
dc.subject.lcshTelescopes
dc.subject.lcshAstrophysics
dc.subject.lcshPlanets
dc.subject.lcshAstronomical observatories
dc.subject.lcshNeutrino astrophysics
dc.subject.lcshNeutrinos
dc.titleThe cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacTelescopis
dc.subject.lemacAstrofísica
dc.subject.lemacNeutrins
dc.subject.lemacPlanetes
dc.subject.lemacLluna
dc.subject.lemacObservatoris astronòmics
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LAB - Laboratori d'Aplicacions Bioacústiques
dc.identifier.doi10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6451-3
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1140%2Fepjc%2Fs10052-018-6451-3.pdf
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument23634079
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorAlbert, A.; Andre, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Ardid, M.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameEuropean physical journal. C, Particles and fields (Internet)
upcommons.citation.volume78
upcommons.citation.number1006
upcommons.citation.startingPage1
upcommons.citation.endingPage9


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