PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - CRI - Cosmic Ray Indirect
The Fluorescence Telescope on board EUSO-SPB2 for the detection of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays
G. Osteria*, J. H. Adams, M. Battisti, A.S. Belov, M.E. Bertaina, F. Bisconti, F. Saverio Cafagna, D. Campana, R. Caruso, M. Casolino, M. Christi, T. Ebisuzaki, J. Eser, F. Fenu, G. Filippatos, C. Fornaro, F. Guarino, P. Klimov, V. Kungel, S. Mackovjak, M. Mese, M. Miller, H. Miyamoto, A. Olinto, Y. Onel, E. Parizot, M. Pech, F. Perfetto, L.W. Piotrowski, G. Prévôt, P. Reardon, M. Ricci, F. Sarazin, V. Scotti, K. Shinozaki, P. Shovanec, J. Szabelski, Y. Takizawa, L. Valore and L. Wienckeet al. (click to show)
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Pre-published on: July 05, 2021
Published on: March 18, 2022
The Fluorescence Telescope is one of the two telescopes on board the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon II (EUSO-SPB2). EUSO-SPB2 is an ultra-long-duration balloon mission that aims at the detection of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) via the fluorescence technique (using a Fluorescence Telescope) and of Ultra High Energy (UHE) neutrinos via Cherenkov emission (using a Cherenkov Telescope). The mission is planned to fly in 2023 and is a precursor of the Probe of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (POEMMA). The Fluorescence Telescope is a second generation instrument preceded by the telescopes flown on the EUSO-Balloon and EUSO-SPB1 missions. It features Schmidt optics and has a 1-meter diameter aperture. The focal surface of the telescope is equipped with a 6912-pixel Multi Anode Photo Multipliers (MAPMT) camera covering a 37.4 x 11.4 degree Field of Regard. Such a big Field of Regard, together with a flight target duration of up to 100 days, would allow, for the first time from suborbital altitudes, detection of UHECR fluorescence tracks. This contribution will provide an overview of the instrument including the current status of the telescope development.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0206
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