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Observation of ELVES with Mini-EUSO telescope on board the International Space Station

Marcelli, L. ; Arnone, E.; Barghini, M.; Battisti, M.; Belov, A.; Bertaina, M.; Blaksley, C.; Bolmgren, K.; Cambiè, G.; Capel, F.; Casolino, M.; Ebisuzaki, T.; Fuglesang, C.; Gorodetzki, P.; Kajino, F.; Klimov, P.; Marszał, W.; Mignone, M.; Parizot, E.; ... mehr


Mini-EUSO is a detector observing the Earth in the ultraviolet band from the International Space Station through a nadir-facing window, transparent to the UV radiation, in the Russian Zvezda module. Mini-EUSO main detector consists in an optical system with two Fresnel lenses and a focal surface composed of an array of 36 Hamamatsu Multi-Anode Photo-Multiplier tubes, for a total of 2304 pixels, with single photon counting sensitivity. The telescope also contains two ancillary cameras, in the near infrared and visible ranges, to complement measurements in these bandwidths. The instrument has a field of view of 44 degrees, a spatial resolution of about 6.3 km on the Earth surface and of about 4.7 km on the ionosphere. The telescope detects UV emissions of cosmic, atmospheric and terrestrial origin on different time scales, from a few 𝜇s upwards. On the fastest timescale of 2.5 𝜇s, Mini EUSO is able to observe atmospheric phenomena as Transient Luminous Events and in particular the ELVES, which take place when an electromagnetic wave generated by intra-cloud lightning interacts with the ionosphere, ionizing it and producing apparently superluminal expanding rings of several 100 km and lasting about 100 𝜇s. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000154781
Veröffentlicht am 27.01.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0367
Zitationen: 2
Zitationen: 5
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000154781
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021), Ed.: A. Kappes
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 367
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.07.2021
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