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The two-point angular autocorrelation function and the origin of the highest-energy cosmic rays

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Clay, RW and Dawson, BR and Kewley, LJ and Johnston-Hollitt, M, The two-point angular autocorrelation function and the origin of the highest-energy cosmic rays, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 17, (3) pp. 207-211. ISSN 1323-3580 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/AS00038

Abstract

Construction of the Pierre Auger Observatory for the study of the highest-energy cosmic rays is about to begin. Prior to the availability of data from that experiment, decisions should be made on techniques for the analysis of the directional properties of those data. We examine here one possible analysis tool, the two-point angular autocorrelation function. As a concrete example, data from the SUGAR array are examined in this way. Possible clustering of the data is observed, and the identification of such clustering with candidate astronomical objects in a purpose-developed catalogue is investigated.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Johnston-Hollitt, M (Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt)
ID Code:34688
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2005-07-28
Last Modified:2005-07-28
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