Table information for 'icecube.nucand'


Table Description: Detection parameters of neutrino candidates recorded by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. This table can be queried on web at .

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Resource Description: A list of neutrino candidate events recorded by the IceCube neutrino telescope operating in a 40 string configuration between April 2008 and May 2009.

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  title={{IceCube}-40 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 IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the 40 string configuration which operated during April 2008 and May 2009. This list of candidate events was used to search for neutrinos from unresolved astrophysical sources. The events are consistent with a conventional atmospheric neutrino spectrum. Details of the analysis are outlined in

Included are the right ascension and the declination in degrees, the estimated energy loss of the neutrino-induced muons propagating through the ice in GeV/m, the estimated muon energy at closest distance to the center of the IceCube detector in GeV, the number of triggered optical modules commonly referred to as the number of channels (NCh), and the Modified Julian Day (MJD).

A repository of publicly available 40-string data is available at


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
evid Id GAVO-local event id, IAU-format N/A;meta.main
nualpha RA Neutrino arrival direction, RA deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
nudelta Dec Neutrino arrival direction, Declination deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
muELoss Muon (dE/dX) Estimated muon energy loss in ice GeV/m phys.absorption
muE Muon Energy Estimated muon energy at closest distance to the center of the IceCube detector GeV
nch Nch Number of optical modules hit in an event N/A meta.number
mjd MJD Observation time, Modified Julian Day N/A time.epoch;obs

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