Accession Number:

AD0749672

Title:

An Investigation of the Anisotropy of High Energy Cosmic Rays in Celestial Coordinates.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

In order to investigate the possible anisotropy of high energy cosmic rays of a preferred direction of arrival, a detector system - viewing the integral muon spectrum above 400 MeV was developed. The detector system consisted of a sidereal mount with scintillation telescopes adjustable in declination and acceptance angle, and a monitor to indicate the effects of atmospheric variations on the count rate. Data was recorded from right ascension bins of two hours at a declination of 24, 39 and 54 degrees north. It was determined that the detector system is a feasible and effective means of measuring the muon flux, and is currently being modified to detect stopping muons where the anisotropy has previously been observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE