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centsworth_II
post Jun 26 2011, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 26 2011, 02:09 AM) *
Now HERE'S a beauty...
Really! I have to admit being a little confused by the messier images but that one is "textbook". Nice outreach to those of us too busy or lazy to investigate the search site ourselves. I'm sure it will spur some more interest and participation.
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post Jun 26 2011, 03:41 PM
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If we're comparing rates, I've highlighted 201 potentially interesting objects in 891 images (22.6%, username 'nef').

Here's one of my favourites so far smile.gif
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post Jun 26 2011, 07:06 PM
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Eek! We're heading into an asteroid field (upper left)!!! tongue.gif


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post Jun 26 2011, 07:08 PM
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...and dig THIS behemoth. Perhaps a TNO rather than a KBO? Dunno.

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post Jun 26 2011, 07:37 PM
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Last one of the day: A two-fer?

EDIT: Please disregard the third circle around nothing; just a stray click, fixed it before submitting the image to Icehunters.
EDIT2: Damn it, looks like I might've missed a small asteroid just below the rightmost KBO candidate!
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post Jun 26 2011, 09:24 PM
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Sorry, but I HAD to post this. Satellite trail? NEO?


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post Jun 27 2011, 12:03 AM
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Great stuff!!! I've gone through 114 images with 96 objects. Perhaps I'm being too overzealous with some of the blobs I've marked, since the margins seem like they were edited during the subtraction process. However, their center is white, so I figure it's better to flag it as something to investigate.

I hope we hit the jackpot! Seems like a great way to filter data for a sky survey -- farm it out to the eager masses!
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post Jun 27 2011, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for that comment, Marz. Been wondering if I've been too conservative, actually, but my viewpoint has been that I want to get stuff that's pretty much unmistakable...no idea whether that's the "right" approach, of course. I think that statistically this should balance out well; obviously, one of the key discriminators must be whether multiple observers tag the same pics & objects, and that seems like the best possible filter for the inherent subjectivity of these observations.

Gotta say, though, that this has been FUN!!! smile.gif If anyone's been on the fence about jumping in, let me tell you there's no reason at all to hesitate; beats the hell out of surfing tired news or whatever when you're on the Web & not doing anything in particular...


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post Jun 27 2011, 02:46 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 26 2011, 06:13 PM) *
Gotta say, though, that this has been FUN!!! smile.gif If anyone's been on the fence about jumping in, let me tell you there's no reason at all to hesitate; beats the hell out of surfing tired news or whatever when you're on the Web & not doing anything in particular...


Indeed. How often in your life are you given the opportunity to spot something floating in the Kuiper Belt?


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post Jun 27 2011, 03:31 AM
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I'm thinkin' maybe just this one time, Nick, 'cause I ain't gonna live forever...let's take full advantage of it!!!


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post Jun 27 2011, 04:25 AM
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OK I'm addicted now.


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post Jun 27 2011, 08:35 AM
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Just finished my first 200 (as "cents"). Almost relaxing. WAY easier than the Stardust particle search which was too taxing on me.
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post Jun 27 2011, 06:47 PM
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I asked about my image with 5 objects marked, and it looks like many of those are likely variable stars. Pamela told me it'll be extremely unlikely to see more than 2 real KBOs in a single image. But here's my favorite one so far: Two KBOs, and two asteroids! (three asteroids if you count the additional one in the next image to the right of this image)

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Is it sad that I can sometimes recognize previous Fields of View when shifted or subtracted? Probably! smile.gif

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post Jun 27 2011, 07:52 PM
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Does someone want to show me some distinct examples of variable stars verses KBOs? I think my hit-rate is too high.


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post Jun 27 2011, 07:58 PM
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Whooosh...!

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Have to be honest, I'm pretty addicted too. Unlike the other projects like this, you actually get a "Yes!" Discovery Moment, which is what makes you keep clicking, and clicking, thinking "Just onemore... just one more..." smile.gif


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