Muon efficiency with the HESS telescope

11 Jun 2013, 11:00
Galileo Room, Building 713C (CEA Saclay)

Galileo Room, Building 713C

CEA Saclay

Talk Simulations, modeling, and reconstruction Tuesday morning 2


Raphaël Chalmé-Calvet (LPNHE)


The H.E.S.S. cameras require a precise and regular calibration over time, to reconstruct the gamma-ray characteristics. The different sub-systems used to determine the gain and the uniformity of the PMTs and their evolution with time are presented. Then, we focus on the absolute energy scale calibration, by using a full reconstruction of isolated muons recorded during normal observation, which is directly connected to atmospheric absorption. The method and the evolution of the absolute overall light collection efficiency are shown.

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