The cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Albert A, Andre M, Anghinolfi M, Anton G, Ardid M, Aubert JJ, Aublin J, Avgitas T, Baret B, Barrios-Martit J, Basa S, Belhorma B, Bertin V, Biagi S, Bormuth R, Boumaaza J, Bourret S, Bouwhuis MC, Branzas H, Bruijn R, Brunner J, Busto J, Capone A, Caramete L, Carr J, Celli S, Chabab M, Cherkaoui El Moursli R, Chiarusi T, Circella M, Coelho JAB, Coleiro A, Colomer M, Coniglione R, Costantini H, Coyle P, Creusot A, Diaz AF, Deschamps A, Distefano C, Di Palma I, Domi A, Donzaud C, Dornic D, Drouhin D, Eberl T, El Bojaddaini I, El Khayati N, Elsaesser D, Enzenhöfer A, Ettahiri A, Fassi F, Felis I, Fermani P, Ferrara G, Fusco LA, Gay P, Glotin H, Gregoire T, Ruiz RG, Graf K, Hallmann S, Van Haren H, Heijboer AJ, Hello Y, Hernandez-Rey JJ, Hößl J, Hofestädt J, Illuminati G, De Jong M, Jongen M, Kadler M, Kalekin O, Katz U, Khan-Chowdhury NR, Kouchner A, Kreter M, Kreykenbohm I, Kulikovskiy V, Lachaud C, Lahmann R, Lefevre D, Leonora E, Levi G, Lotze M, Loucatos S, Marcelin M, Margiotta A, Marinelli A, Martinez-Mora JA, Mele R, Melis K, Migliozzi P, Moussa A, Navas S, Nezri E, Nunez A, Organokov M, Pavalas GE, Pellegrino C, Piattelli P, Popa V, Pradier T, Quinn L, Racca C, Randazzo N, Riccobene G, Sanchez-Losa A, Saldana M, Salvadori I, Samtleben DFE, Sanguineti M, Sapienza P, Schussler F, Spurio M, Stolarczyk T, Taiuti M, Tayalati Y, Trovato A, Vallage B, Van Elewyck V, Versari F, Vivolo D, Wilms J, Zaborov D, Zornoza JD, Zuniga J
Journal: European Physical Journal C
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 78
Journal issue: 12
ISSN: 1434-6044


Abstract

One 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 reliableway 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, theMoon 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.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Anton, Gisela Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Eberl, Thomas PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Enzenhöfer, Alexander
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Graf, Kay Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Hallmann, Steffen
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Hofestädt, Jannik Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Hößl, Jürgen Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Kreykenbohm, Ingo Dr.
Dr.Karl-Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, Astronomisches Institut
Lahmann, Robert PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Wilms, Jörn Prof. Dr.
Professur für Astronomie und Astrophysik


External institutions with authors

Aix-Marseille University / Aix-Marseille Université
Cadi Ayyad University / جامعة القاضي عياض‎
École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay
Institute of Space Science (ISS) / Institutul de Științe Spațiale
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM)
Mohamed I University
Mohammed V University (UMVA) / جامعة محمد الخامس‎
National Center for Energy Science & Nuclear Technology
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
National Institute for Subatomic Physics / Nationaal instituut voor subatomaire fysica (Nikhef)
Polytechnic University of Catalonia / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Polytechnic University of Valencia / Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Universidad de Cádiz (UCA)
Universidad de Granada
Université de Haute Alsace (UHA)
Université de Strasbourg (UDS)
University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot
University of València / Universitat de València


How to cite

APA:
Albert, A., Andre, M., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Ardid, M., Aubert, J.-J.,... Zuniga, J. (2018). The cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. European Physical Journal C, 78(12). https://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6451-3

MLA:
Albert, A., et al. "The cosmic ray shadow of the Moon observed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope." European Physical Journal C 78.12 (2018).

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