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Table 1

Comparison between MITO and other directional muon telescopes. In Kuwait, a different approach is used, using four layers of proportional counter tubes (PCT) instead of scintillators. The viewing angle and maximum zenith angle have not been taken from the official specifications of each telescope, but they are approximate values obtained by calculation from each telescope dimensions in order to make a rough comparison between MITO and other telescopes. The value of the maximum zenith angle corresponds to the vertical plane of the diagonal. Detection areas and counting rates have been taken from (Munakata et al., 2018).

Muon telescope Nagoya Hobart S. Martinho Kuwait Mito
Scintillators/PCT 72 32 72 4 PCT layers 2
Photomultipliers 72 32 72 186 PCT 8
Min volume (m3) 88 40 88 20 2.8
Viewing solid angle (sr) 4.63 3.99 4.5 5.4 1.42
Max zenith angle (deg) 79 73 80 84 46
Detection area (m2) 36 16 32 18.5 1
Counting rate (103 min−1) 47.8 23.7 42.3 24.2 1.7

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