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Table Description: Detection parameters of neutrino candidates recorded by the AMANDA-II telescope. This table can be queried on the web at

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Resource Description: A list of neutrino candidate events recorded by the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope during the period 2000-2006.

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  title={{AMANDA}-II neutrino candidates},
  author={The {IceCube} Collaboration},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}

Resource Documentation

This data set is a list of neutrino candidate events recorded by the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope during the period 2000-2006. The events are mostly from atmospheric neutrinos with a typical energy of several hundred GeV. The events include a small fraction of misreconstructed cosmic ray muon tracks, where this contamination increases near the horizon.

Included are the right ascension, the declination and the angular resolution (in degrees) for each event. Also included are the number of modules hit (in the experiment's jargon referred to as the number of channels, Nch), a quantity that provides a rough measure of the energy of the event, and the Modified Julian Day (MJD). The accuracy of the MJD values is one second.

The final column is a flag indicating the subset of events used in the seven-year atmospheric neutrino analysis: R. Abbasi et al., Phys. Rev. D79, 102005 (2009). In order to further reduce background contamination due to atmospheric muons, this analysis imposes additional quality criteria, for instance, a restricted declination and Nch range.


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
id ID Artifical primary key. N/A;meta.main
raj2000 RA Neutrino arrival direction, RA deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 Dec Neutrino arrival direction, Declination deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
nch Nch Number of optical modules hit in an event N/A meta.number
ang_error Ang. res. Angular resolution of a neutrino event deg pos.angResolution
mjd MJD Observation time, Modified Julian Day d time.epoch;obs
atmoNuSubset Atmosph. Subset of candidates used in AMANDA's seven-year atmospheric neutrino analysis N/A meta.code
origin_est Est. Origin A circle around the most likely position with ang_error radius (for convenient matching). N/A pos.outline;obs.field

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