EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 197, 2019Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy Astroparticle Detectors (AtmoHEAD) 2018
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||The Influence of the Atmosphere on the Measurements of Present and Future UHECR and Gamma-Ray Experiments|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Impact of H.E.S.S. Lidar profiles on Crab Nebula data
Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, Université de Montpellier, CNRS/IN2P3,
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 15 January 2019
The H.E.S.S. experiment in Namibia is a high-energy gamma-ray telescope sensitive in the energy range from 30 GeV to a several tens of TeV, that uses the atmospheric Cherenkov technique to detect showers developed within the atmosphere. The elastic lidar, installed on the H.E.S.S. site, allows to reduce the systematic errors related to the atmospheric composition uncertainties thanks to the estimation of the extinction profile for the Cherenkov light (300-650 nm). The latter has a direct impact on the reconstructed parameters, such as the photon energy and the source flux. In this paper we report on physics results obtained on the Crab Nebula spectrum using the lidar profiles obtained at the H.E.S.S. site.
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