Table information for 'auger.main'


Table Description: Detection parameters of cosmic ray source candidates recorded by the Pierre Auger Telescope. This table can be queried on the web at .

This table is available for ADQL queries and through the TAP endpoint.

Resource Description: This dataset comprises the public data observed by the Pierre Auger cosmic ray observatory, which is 1% of its total data. It contains 28493 events between 0.1 and 49.7 EeV collected between 2004 and 2013.

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  title={Pierre Auger Observatory public data},
  author={The Pierre Auger Collaboration},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}

Resource Documentation

This data set contains 28493 high-energy cosmic ray events recorded by the Pierre Auger Telescope (Mendoza/Argentina) recorded since 2004. The number of events in this sample corresponds to 1% of the total number of events.

Details about this data set are documented at

Included are the event ID, the number of stations which participated in the event, the right ascension and the declination of the incident cosmic rays in degrees, the reconstructed energy of the event, the Modified Julian Day (MJD), and the galactic longitude and latitude.

All public Auger events can also be browsed via a web interface at


Sorted by DB column index. [Sort alphabetically]

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
eventId Event ID Auger event number N/A;meta.main
raj2000 RA Incoming cosmic ray direction, RA deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 Dec Incoming cosmic ray direction, Declination deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
nStat No. of Stations Number of stations participating in an event N/A meta.number;obs
crE CR Energy Reconstructed energy of the cosmic ray particle EeV
mjd MJD Observation time, Modified Julian Day N/A time.epoch;obs
galLon Gal. Lon. Galactic longitude deg pos.galactic.lon
galLat Gal. Lat. Galactic latitude deg

Columns that are parts of indices are marked like this.


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Copyright and such: This data set has been provided by the Pierre Auger Collaboration. It is also available at