Geometry and optics calibration for air fluorescence detectors using star light

P. A. Sadowski, A. M. Van Der Zande, R. Abbasi, T. Abu-Zayyad, G. Archbold, J. Bellido, K. Belov, J. W. Belz, D. R. Bergman, J. Boyer, Z. Cao, R. Clay, B. Dawson, A. A. Everett, J. H.V. Girard, R. C. Gray, W. P. Hanlon, B. F. Jones, C. C.H. Jui, D. B. KiedaK. Kim, B. Knapp, W. Lee, E. C. Loh, K. Martens, G. Martin, N. Manago, E. J. Mannel, J. A.J. Matthews, J. N. Matthews, J. R. Meyer, T. Minagawa, S. A. Moore, P. Morrison, A. N. Moosman, J. R. Mumford, L. Perera, K. Reil, R. Riehle, M. Roberts, M. Sasaki, M. Sasano, M. Seman, S. R. Schnetzer, P. Shen, K. Simpson, J. D. Smith, P. V. Sokolsky, C. Song, R. W. Springer, B. T. Stokes, M. Teshima, S. B. Thomas, G. B. Thomson, T. D. VanderVeen, S. Westerhoff, L. R. Wiencke, A. Zech, X. Zhang

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Abstract

The high resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) detector in Dugway, Utah, is an air fluorescence detector designed for the measurement of the energy and arrival direction of cosmic ray particles with energy E > 1018 eV. HiRes monitors the night sky for fluorescence light from air shower cascades induced by cosmic ray primaries. The light is collected by mirrors and projected onto arrays of photomultiplier tubes that provide an image of the air shower.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-248
Number of pages12
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Sadowski, P. A., Van Der Zande, A. M., Abbasi, R., Abu-Zayyad, T., Archbold, G., Bellido, J., Belov, K., Belz, J. W., Bergman, D. R., Boyer, J., Cao, Z., Clay, R., Dawson, B., Everett, A. A., Girard, J. H. V., Gray, R. C., Hanlon, W. P., Jones, B. F., Jui, C. C. H., ... Zhang, X. (2002). Geometry and optics calibration for air fluorescence detectors using star light. Astroparticle Physics, 18(3), 237-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0927-6505(02)00143-3