Thursday, August 13, 2009

Supernova Hunting

The Galaxy Zoo, a project to have amateurs classify galaxies using simple tests, has now gotten into supernova hunting. It's not as simple and obvious as classifying galaxies, but aparently it does produce real results, and they've gotten some actual confirmed supernovae from the search.

As for me, I'm back to galaxy hunting. I've done a hair over 550 so far, and I aim to reach a thousand pretty soon. I do about 100 to 200 an hour, so it won't take long. I've got 24 marked favorites which include nice spirals, weird objects, and even a ring galaxy.

Previous posts on the subject.

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