Help Study Andromeda

” A group of astronomers is inviting the public to join their star-hunting team in a search of the bright Andromeda Galaxy.”

This is new as of December 5th, 2012.

If you decide to help, you’ll have access to PHAT:

“Seth’s team is using images from the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT), which will generate pictures of a third of the galaxy when the survey is completed next summer.”~Ibid.

The suggestion to ‘crowdsource’ this project came from the folks at Zooniverse.

“Around this time, the Zooniverse website caught wind of Seth’s work and proposed a different approach: crowdsourcing the images. Zooniverse has several successful projects under its umbrella, including Galaxy Zoo, an effort to classify galaxies observed by Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.” ~Ibid.

There is so much to gain by dividing the work this way.  Like the idea?  Why not check it out?

*Anyone can participate
*Doesn’t seem to have an age limit
*Seems to be no cost


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