Design of UHECR telescope with 1 arcmin resolution and 50° field of view

M. Sasaki, A. Kusaka, Y. Asaoka

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Abstract

A new telescope design based on Baker-Nunn optics is proposed for observation of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). The optical system has an image resolution better than 0.02° within a wide field of view of 50° angular diameter. When combined with a high-quality imaging device, the proposed design enables the directions of UHECRs and high-energy neutrinos to be determined with an accuracy better than 1 arcmin. The outstanding resolution of this telescope allows charge-separated cosmic-rays to be resolved and the source to be determined accurately. This marked improvement in angular resolution will allow the multi-wavelength and "multi-particle" observations of astronomical objects through collaboration with established astronomical observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume492
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 11
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 1 arcmin angular resolution
  • Baker-Nunn optics
  • Fluorescence detection
  • Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray
  • Wide field of view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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