Unless stated otherwise, all positions and angles are measured with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system, which has its origin in the center of the detector, with the positive xaxis, +x, pointing to the center of the ring, +y pointing upwards, and +z pointing along the outgoing beam 2 (which runs counterclockwise around the ring).
The precise position of the origin as well as the orientation of the coordinate axes are defined as the result of a multilevel alignment procedure performed on the ATLAS Inner Detector. Due to their high sensitivity, the x and y positions of the origin are constrained such that subsequent alignments reproduce the original values within errors. The system was rotated to minimize the residual tilt angles.
Interaction Density The variation of the average interaction density at the centre of the beamspot as a function of average interactions per bunch crossing for the last two months of high luminosity pp data taking in 2017. During this period the LHC was using the 8b4e filling scheme. 
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Beamspot Length The variation of the beamspot length as a function of average interactions per bunch crossing for the last two months of high luminosity pp data taking in 2017. During this period the LHC was using the 8b4e filling scheme. 
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x Position Position in x of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Position Position in y of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Position Position in z of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Size The size of the luminous region in x in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Size The size of the luminous region in y in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Size The size of the luminous region in z in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Size Horizontal tilt of the luminous region of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Size Vertical tilt of the luminous region of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of the 25 ns pp running in 2015 at √s = 13 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over five minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Position Position of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. 
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y Position Position of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. 
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z Position Position of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. 
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x Size Transverse width of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20.Size of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. The change in the transverse width when the IBL turns on is not expected to be due to real changes in the LHC beams. 
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y Size Transverse width of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20.Size of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. The change in the transverse width when the IBL turns on is not expected to be due to real changes in the LHC beams. 
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z Size Longitudinal width of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20.Size of the reconstructed beamspot as a function of time for LHC fill 3683. The outer layers of the pixel detector were turned on at 21:33, the second layer of the pixel detector was turned on at 21:50, and the innermost tracking layer (IBL) was turned on at 22:20. 
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x Position in 2012 Position in x of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Position in 2012 Position in y of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The large movement at the beginning of May was associated with movement of the inner detector. 
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z Position in 2012 Position in z of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Size in 2012 Size in x of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The variation in each fill is due to transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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y Size in 2012 Size in y of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The variation in each fill is due to transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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z Size in 2012 Size in z of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The variation in each fill reflects bunch lengthening in the beams. 
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xz Tilt in 2012 Horizontal tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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yz Tilt in 2012 Vertical tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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x Position Position in x of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Position Position in y of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The movement at the beginning of the run is observed consistently in 2012. 
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z Position Position in z of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Size Size in x of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The increase in size during the fill is expected from the transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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y Size Size in y of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The increase in size during the fill is expected from the transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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z Size Size in z of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The increase in size during the fill reflects bunch lengthening in the beams. 
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xy Tilt Horizontal tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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yz Tilt Vertical tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS during LHC fill 3351. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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Vertex x distribution Vertex x distribution during LHC fill 3351, between 12:2912:39 CET, together with a projection of the 3D Gaussian beam spot fit. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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Vertex y distribution Vertex y distribution during LHC fill 3351, between 12:2912:39 CET, together with a projection of the 3D Gaussian beam spot fit. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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Vertex z distribution Vertex z distribution during LHC fill 3351, between 12:2912:39 CET, together with a projection of the 3D Gaussian beam spot fit. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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Vertex xy distribution Vertex xy distribution during LHC fill 3351. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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Vertex xz distribution Vertex xz distribution during LHC fill 3351. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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Vertex yz distribution Vertex yz distribution during LHC fill 3351. In each event, only the vertex with the highest ∑_{track} p_{T}^{2} is included. Vertices are required to have at least 5 tracks. 
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x Position in 2011 Position in x of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Position in 2011 Position in y of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Position in 2011 Position in z of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Width in 2011 Size in x of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The decrease in beamspot size in September was due to changes in the beam optics reducing the β*. 
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x Width in 2011 in one fill Size in x of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of one fill in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The growth of the beamspot during a fill is expected from the transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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y Width in 2011 Size in y of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The decrease in beamspot size in September was due to changes in the beam optics reducing the β*. 
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y Width in 2011 in one fill Size in y of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of one fill in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. The growth of the beamspot during a fill is expected from the transverseemittance growth of the beams. 
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z Width in 2011 Size in z of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Width in 2011 in one fill Size in z of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of one fill in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The growth of the beamspot during a fill is expected from the longitudinalemittance growth of the beams. 
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xz Tilt in 2011 Horizontal tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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yz Tilt in 2011 Vertical tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2011 at √s = 7 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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Two dimensional distribution in the xz plane of primary vertices with at least 10 tracks per vertex for run 152166 at √s = 7 TeV. One can recognize a small tilt of the luminous region of 471μrad ± 15μrad. With the small beam spot expected at √s = 7 TeV, the width of the transverse distribution of primary vertices is dominated by the vertexing resolution of about 75μm for the selection used for this figure. First results from beam spot fits indicate a luminous size σ(x) of about 45μm with an error that is completely dominated by systematics.

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Two dimensional distribution in the yz plane of primary vertices with at least 10 tracks per vertex for run 152166 at √s = 7 TeV. With the small beam spot expected at √s = 7 TeV, the width of the transverse distribution of primary vertices is dominated by the vertexing resolution of about 75μm for the selection used for this figure. First results from beam spot fits indicate a luminous size σ(y) of about 70μm with an error that is completely dominated by systematics.

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Two dimensional distribution in the transverse plane of primary vertices with at least 10 tracks per vertex for run 152166 at √s = 7 TeV. With the small beam spot expected at √s = 7 TeV, the width of the transverse distribution of primary vertices is dominated by the vertexing resolution of about 75μm for the selection used for this figure. First results from beam spot fits indicate a luminous size of about 45μm in x and 70μm in y with errors that are completely dominated by systematics.

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Luminous centroid position in x over the course of run 152166 (LHC Fill 1005) at √s = 7 TeV. The data points shown are the results from fits to samples of 10 minutes of data. Errors are statistical only.

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Luminous centroid position in y over the course of run 152166 (LHC Fill 1005) at √s = 7 TeV. The data points shown are the results from fits to samples of 10 minutes of data. Errors are statistical only.

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Luminous centroid position in z over the course of run 152166 (LHC Fill 1005) at √s = 7 TeV. The data points shown are the results from fits to samples of 10 minutes of data. Errors are statistical only.

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Luminous size in z over the course of run 152166 (LHC Fill 1005) at √s = 7 TeV. The data points shown are the results from fits to samples of 10 minutes of data. Errors are statistical only.

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The plots shown here have been superseded by results presented above. These plots are kept here as a historical record.
x Position in 2012 Position in x of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Position in 2012 Position in y of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The large movement at the beginning of May was associated with movement of the inner detector. 
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z Position in 2012 Position in z of the centroid of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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x Width in 2012 Size in x of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. 
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y Width in 2012 Size in y of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. The size is corrected for the transverse vertex resolution. Errors are statistical only. 
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z Width in 2012 Size in z of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. 
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xz Tilt in 2012 Horizontal tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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yz Tilt in 2012 Vertical tilt of the luminous region in ATLAS over the course of pp running in 2012 at √s = 8 TeV. The data points are the result of a maximum likelihood fit to the spatial distribution of primary vertices collected over ten minutes. Errors are statistical only. The tilt is defined with respect to the ATLAS coordinate system. 
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