The ashra project

M. Sasaki, Y. Aita, T. Aoki, Yoichi Asaoka, T. Browder, T. Chonan, S. Dye, M. Eguchi, R. Fox, G. Guillian, J. Hamilton, Y. Higashi, T. Kimura, N. Kohta, H. Kuze, J. Learned, M. Masuda, S. Matsuno, Y. Morimoto, K. Noda & 11 others S. Ogawa, A. Okumura, S. Olsen, H. Shibuya, K. Shinomiya, N. Sugiyama, Y. Yamaguchi, M. Yasuda, G. Varner, Y. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe

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Abstract

Ashra (All-sky Survey High Resolution Air-shower detector) is a project to build an unconventional optical telescope complex that images very wide field of view, covering 80% of the sky, yet with the angle pixel resolution of a few arcmin, sensitive to the blue to UV light with the use of image intensifier and CMOS technology. The project primarily aims to observe Cherenkov and fluorescence lights from the lateral and longitudinal developments of very-high energy cosmic rays in the atmosphere. It can also be used to monitor optical transients in the wide field of sky. We present the project status, and expected scientific impacts on the observational objectives such as optical transients, unidentified TeV gamma- ray and PeV neutrino sources, and the propagation of EeV cosmic rays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Pages1559-1562
Number of pages4
Volume3
EditionOG PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: 2007 Jul 32007 Jul 11

Other

Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period07/7/307/7/11

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cosmic rays
image intensifiers
cosmic ray showers
luminaires
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CMOS
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neutrinos
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gamma rays
telescopes
atmospheres
fluorescence
propagation
high resolution
detectors
energy

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Sasaki, M., Aita, Y., Aoki, T., Asaoka, Y., Browder, T., Chonan, T., ... Watanabe, Y. (2007). The ashra project. In Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 (OG PART 2 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1559-1562). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

The ashra project. / Sasaki, M.; Aita, Y.; Aoki, T.; Asaoka, Yoichi; Browder, T.; Chonan, T.; Dye, S.; Eguchi, M.; Fox, R.; Guillian, G.; Hamilton, J.; Higashi, Y.; Kimura, T.; Kohta, N.; Kuze, H.; Learned, J.; Masuda, M.; Matsuno, S.; Morimoto, Y.; Noda, K.; Ogawa, S.; Okumura, A.; Olsen, S.; Shibuya, H.; Shinomiya, K.; Sugiyama, N.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Yasuda, M.; Varner, G.; Watanabe, Y.; Watanabe, Y.

Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. Vol. 3 OG PART 2. ed. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2007. p. 1559-1562.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sasaki, M, Aita, Y, Aoki, T, Asaoka, Y, Browder, T, Chonan, T, Dye, S, Eguchi, M, Fox, R, Guillian, G, Hamilton, J, Higashi, Y, Kimura, T, Kohta, N, Kuze, H, Learned, J, Masuda, M, Matsuno, S, Morimoto, Y, Noda, K, Ogawa, S, Okumura, A, Olsen, S, Shibuya, H, Shinomiya, K, Sugiyama, N, Yamaguchi, Y, Yasuda, M, Varner, G, Watanabe, Y & Watanabe, Y 2007, The ashra project. in Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. OG PART 2 edn, vol. 3, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, pp. 1559-1562, 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 07/7/3.
Sasaki M, Aita Y, Aoki T, Asaoka Y, Browder T, Chonan T et al. The ashra project. In Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. OG PART 2 ed. Vol. 3. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. 2007. p. 1559-1562
Sasaki, M. ; Aita, Y. ; Aoki, T. ; Asaoka, Yoichi ; Browder, T. ; Chonan, T. ; Dye, S. ; Eguchi, M. ; Fox, R. ; Guillian, G. ; Hamilton, J. ; Higashi, Y. ; Kimura, T. ; Kohta, N. ; Kuze, H. ; Learned, J. ; Masuda, M. ; Matsuno, S. ; Morimoto, Y. ; Noda, K. ; Ogawa, S. ; Okumura, A. ; Olsen, S. ; Shibuya, H. ; Shinomiya, K. ; Sugiyama, N. ; Yamaguchi, Y. ; Yasuda, M. ; Varner, G. ; Watanabe, Y. ; Watanabe, Y. / The ashra project. Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. Vol. 3 OG PART 2. ed. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2007. pp. 1559-1562
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