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ID: 197916.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Calibration of cameras of the H.E.S.S. detector
Authors:Aharonian, F.; Akhperjanian, A.G.; Aye, K.-M.; Bazer-Bachi, A.R.; Beilicke, M.; Benbow, W.; Berge, D.; Berghaus, P.; Bernlöhr, K.; Bolz, O.; Boisson, C.; Borgmeier, C.; Breitling, F.; Brown, A.M.; Bussons Gordo, J.; Chadwick, P.M.; Chitnis, V.R.; Chounet, L.-M.; Cornils, R.; Costamante, L.; Degrange, B.; Djannati-Ataï, A.; O'C Drury, L.; Ergin, T.; Espigat, P.; Feinstein, F.; Fleury, P.; Fontaine, G.; Funk, S.; Gallant, Y.; Giebels, B.; Gillessen, S.; Goret, P.; Guy, J.; Hadjichristidis, C.; Hauser, M.; Heinzelmann, G.; Henri, G.; Hermann, G.; Hinton, J.A.; Hofmann, W.; Holleran, M.; Horns, D.; de Jager, O.C.; Jung, I.; Khélifi, B.; Komin, Nu.; Konopelko, A.; Latham, I.J.; Le Gallou, R.; Lemoine, M.; Lemière, A.; Leroy, N.; Lohse, T.; Marcowith, A.; Masterson, C.; Mc Comb, T.J.L.; de Naurois, M.; Nolan, S.J.; Noutsos, A.; Orford, K.J.; Osborne, J.L.; Ouchrif, M.; Panter, M.; Pelletier, G.; Pita, S.; Pohl, M.; Pühlhofer, G.; Punch, M.; Raubenheimer, B.C.; Raue, M.; Raux, J.; Rayner, S.M.; Redondo, I.; Reimer, A.; Reimer, O.; Ripken, J.; Rivoal, M.; Rob, L.; Rolland, L.; Rowell, G.; Sahakian, V.; Saugé, L.; Schlencker, S.; Schlickeiser, R.; Schuster, C.; Schwanke, U.; Siewert, M.; Sol, H.; Steenkamp, R.; Stegmann, C.; Tavernet, J.-P.; Théoret, C.G.; Tluczykont, M.; van der Walt, D.J.; Vasileiadis, G.; Vincent, P.; Visser, B.; Völk, H.J.; Wagner, S.J.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-11
Title of Journal:Astroparticle Physics
Volume:22
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:109
End Page:125
Copyright:Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:H.E.S.S. - the High Energy Stereoscopic System- is a new system of large atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes for GeV/TeV astronomy. Each of the four telescopes of 107 m^2 mirror area is equipped with a 960-pixel photomulitiplier-tube camera. This paper describes the methods used to convert the photomultiplier signals into the quantities needed for Cherenkov image analysis. Two independent calibration techniques have been applied in parallel to provide an estimation of uncertainties. Results on the long-term stability of the H.E.S.S. cameras are also presented.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/High Energy Astrophysics (F. Aharonian)
MPI für Kernphysik/Group W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
External Affiliations:Yerevan Physics Institute, 2 Alikhanian Brothers St., 375036 Yerevan, Armenia
University of Durham, Department of Physics, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, U.K.
Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, CNRS/UPS, 9 ev. du Colonel Roche, BP 4346, 31029 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Universität Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
Physique Corpusculaire et Cosmologie, IN2P3/CNRS, Collège de France, 11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany
LUTH, UMR 8102 du CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, Section de Meudon, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
Groupe d'Astroparticules de Montpellier, IN2P3/CNRS, Université Montpellier II, CC85, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies, IN2P3/CNRS, Universités Paris VI & VII, 4 Place Jussieu, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, IN2P3/CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau, France
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Service d'Astrophysique, DAPNIA/DSM/CEA, CE Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Landessternwarte, Königstuhl, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, INSU/CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Unit for Space Physics, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl IV: Weltraum und Astrophysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Charles University, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic
University of Namibia, Private Bag 13301, Windhoek, Namibia
European Associated Laboratory for Gamma-Ray Astronomy, jointly supported by CNRS and MPG
Identifiers:DOI:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2004.06.006
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