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First Search for Point Sources of High Energy Cosmic Neutrinos with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope

S. Adrián-Martínez , J. A. Aguilar , Imen Al Samarai (1) , A. Albert (2) , M. André , M. Anghinolfi , G. Anton , S. Anvar (3) , M. Ardid , A. C. Assis Jesus , T. Astraatmadja , J-J. Aubert (1) , B. Baret (4) , S. Basa (5) , V. Bertin (1) , S. Biagi , A. Bigi (2) , C. Bigongiari , C. Bogazzi , M. Bou-Cabo , B. Bouhou (4) , M. C. Bouwhuis , J. Brunner (1) , J. Busto (1) , F. Camarena , A. Capone , C. Carloganu (6) , G. Carminati , J. Carr , S. Cecchini , Z. Charif , Ph. Charvis (7) , T. Chiarusi , M. Circella , R. Coniglione , H. Costantini (1) , P. Coyle (1) , C. Curtil (1) , M. P. Decowski , I. Dekeyser (8) , Anne Deschamps (7) , C. Distefano , C. Donzaud (4, 9) , D. Dornic , Q. Dorosti , D. Drouhin (2) , T. Eberl , U. Emanuele , A. Enzenhöfer , J.-P. Ernenwein (1) , S. Escoffier (1) , P. Fermani , M. Ferri , V. Flaminio (2) , F. Folger , U. Fritsch , J.-L. Fuda (8) , S. Galatà (1) , Pascal Gay (6) , G. Giacomelli , V. Giordano , J. P. Gómez-González , K. Graf , G. Guillard (6) , G. Halladjian (1) , G. Hallewell (1) , H. van Haren , J. Hartman , A. J. Heijboer , Y. Hello (7) , J. J. Hernández-Rey , B. Herold , J. Hössl , C. C. Hsu , M. de Jong , M. Kadler , O. Kalekin , A. Kappes , U. Katz , O. Kavatsyuk , P. Kooijman , C. Kopper , A. Kouchner (10) , I. Kreykenbohm , V. Kulikovskiy , R. Lahmann , P. Lamare (3) , G. Larosa , D. Lattuada , Dominique Lefèvre (8) , G. Lim , D. Lo Presti , H. Loehner , S. Loucatos , S. Mangano , M. Marcelin (5) , A. Margiotta , J. A. Martínez-Mora , A. Meli , T. Montaruli , L. Moscoso (3, 4) , H. Motz , M. Neff , E. Nezri (5) , D. Palioselitis , G. E. Pavalas , K. Payet , P. Payre (1) , J. Petrovic , P. Piattelli , N. Picot-Clemente (1) , V. Popa , T. Pradier , E. Presani , C. Racca (2) , C. Reed , C. Richardt , R. Richter , C. Rivière (1) , A. Robert (8) , K. Roensch , A. Rostovtsev , J. Ruiz-Rivas , M. Rujoiu , G. V. Russo , F. Salesa , D. F. E. Samtleben , P. Sapienza , F. Schöck , J-P. Schuller , F. Schüssler , T. Seitz , R. Shanidze , F. Simeone , A. Spies , M. Spurio , J. J. M. Steijger , Th. Stolarczyk , A. Sánchez-Losa , M. Taiuti , Christian Tamburini (8) , S. Toscano , B. Vallage , V. van Elewyck (10) , G. Vannoni , M. Vecchi (1) , P. Vernin , S. Wagner , G. Wijnker , J. Wilms , E. de Wolf , H. Yepes , D. Zaborov , J.D. Zornoza , J. Zúñiga
S. Adrián-Martínez
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J. A. Aguilar
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M. André
M. Anghinolfi
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G. Anton
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M. Ardid
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A. C. Assis Jesus
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T. Astraatmadja
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B. Baret
S. Biagi
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C. Bigongiari
C. Bogazzi
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M. Bou-Cabo
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B. Bouhou
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M. C. Bouwhuis
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F. Camarena
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A. Capone
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G. Carminati
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J. Carr
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S. Cecchini
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Z. Charif
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Ph. Charvis
T. Chiarusi
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M. Circella
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R. Coniglione
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M. P. Decowski
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Anne Deschamps
C. Distefano
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D. Dornic
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Q. Dorosti
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T. Eberl
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U. Emanuele
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A. Enzenhöfer
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P. Fermani
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M. Ferri
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F. Folger
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U. Fritsch
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J.-L. Fuda
G. Giacomelli
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V. Giordano
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J. P. Gómez-González
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K. Graf
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H. van Haren
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J. Hartman
A. J. Heijboer
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Y. Hello
J. J. Hernández-Rey
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B. Herold
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J. Hössl
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C. C. Hsu
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M. de Jong
M. Kadler
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O. Kalekin
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A. Kappes
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U. Katz
O. Kavatsyuk
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P. Kooijman
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C. Kopper
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I. Kreykenbohm
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V. Kulikovskiy
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R. Lahmann
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G. Larosa
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D. Lattuada
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G. Lim
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D. Lo Presti
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H. Loehner
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S. Loucatos
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S. Mangano
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A. Margiotta
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J. A. Martínez-Mora
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A. Meli
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T. Montaruli
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H. Motz
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M. Neff
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E. Nezri
D. Palioselitis
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G. E. Pavalas
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K. Payet
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J. Petrovic
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P. Piattelli
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V. Popa
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T. Pradier
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E. Presani
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C. Reed
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C. Richardt
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R. Richter
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K. Roensch
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A. Rostovtsev
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J. Ruiz-Rivas
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M. Rujoiu
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G. V. Russo
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F. Salesa
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D. F. E. Samtleben
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P. Sapienza
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F. Schöck
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J-P. Schuller
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F. Schüssler
T. Seitz
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R. Shanidze
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F. Simeone
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A. Spies
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M. Spurio
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J. J. M. Steijger
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Th. Stolarczyk
A. Sánchez-Losa
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M. Taiuti
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S. Toscano
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B. Vallage
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G. Vannoni
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P. Vernin
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S. Wagner
G. Wijnker
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J. Wilms
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E. de Wolf
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H. Yepes
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D. Zaborov
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J.D. Zornoza
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J. Zúñiga
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Abstract

Results are presented of a search for cosmic sources of high energy neutrinos with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The data were collected during 2007 and 2008 using detector configurations containing between 5 and 12 detection lines. The integrated live time of the analyzed data is 304 days. Muon tracks are reconstructed using a likelihood-based algorithm. Studies of the detector timing indicate a median angular resolution of 0.5 +/- 0.1 degrees. The neutrino flux sensitivity is 7.5 x 10-8 ~ (E/GeV)^-2 GeV^-1 s^-1 cm^-2 for the part of the sky that is always visible (declination < -48 degrees), which is better than limits obtained by previous experiments. No cosmic neutrino sources have been observed.

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in2p3-00626444 , version 1 (26-09-2011)

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S. Adrián-Martínez, J. A. Aguilar, Imen Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, et al.. First Search for Point Sources of High Energy Cosmic Neutrinos with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope. The Astrophysical journal letters, 2011, 743, pp.L14. ⟨10.1088/2041-8205/743/1/L14⟩. ⟨in2p3-00626444⟩
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