Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1308.0820 (J. R. T. de Mello Neto et al.)

Anisotropy studies with the Pierre Auger Observatory    [PDF]

J. R. T. de Mello Neto, for the Pierre Auger Collaboration
We report recent results from the Pierre Auger Observatory about the study of the anisotropy in the arrival directions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. We present the results of the search for a dipolar anisotropy at the EeV energy scale. Measurements of the phase and the amplitude of the first harmonic modulation in the right-ascension distribution are discussed. For cosmic rays with energies above 55 EeV, we present an update of the search for correlations between their arrival directions and the positions of active galactic nuclei from the Veron-Cetty and Veron catalog. We also discuss the results of correlation analyses applied to other populations of extragalactic objects. Finally we present the search for anisotropies in the data without the usage of astronomical catalogues.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0820

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