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Title: Zenith angle distribution of cosmic ray showers measured with the Yakutsk array and its application to analysis of arrival directions in equatorial coordinates

Authors: A.A. Ivanov
Abstract: The Yakutsk array dataset in the energy interval $(10^{17},10^{19})$ eV is revisited in order to interpret the zenith angle distribution of an extensive air shower event rate of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. The close relation of the distribution to the attenuation of the main measurable parameter of showers, $S_{600}$, is examined. Measured and expected distributions are used to analyze the arrival directions of cosmic rays on an equatorial map including the energy range below $10^{18}$ eV, which was previously avoided due to the reduced trigger efficiency of the array in the range. While the null hypothesis cannot be rejected with data from the Yakutsk array, an upper limit on the fraction of cosmic rays from a separable source in the uniform background is derived as a function of declination and energy.
Comments: 9 pages, 9 figures, 3 tables, submitted to PRD
Subjects: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE)
Cite as: arXiv:1803.06792 [astro-ph.HE]
  (or arXiv:1803.06792v1 [astro-ph.HE] for this version)

Submission history

From: Anatoly Ivanov [view email]
[v1] Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:12:00 GMT (698kb,D)