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Supernova Zoo / No substraction ?
« on: September 10, 2011, 10:28:16 am »
I'm missing one picture !  :D

Supernova Zoo / supernova zoo offline this week
« on: August 17, 2010, 01:48:52 pm »

Supernova Zoo / reversal of new and reference ?
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:48:50 pm »
something weird is going on with every sn candidate I had today.
In every picture the reference candidate was brighter than the new one.
Could they have been reversed ?

Supernova Zoo / weird objects
« on: May 01, 2010, 08:18:32 pm »
or ET trying to tell us something ?  :o ;D

Supernova Zoo / SuperNova Zookeepers ?
« on: April 28, 2010, 08:01:57 pm »
I've been involved in the Spernova Zoo since the beginning, but this is the only Zooniverse Project where I don't have a clue who the Zookeepers are.
But then again maybe it's just me.  ;) :D
It would be nice to know who are the people in charge. (and a bit of feedback every now and then)
Tx and now I'm off to do some more SN hunting  ;D

Galaxy Zoo: Hubble / Zoom
« on: April 23, 2010, 09:48:32 pm »
I'm not asking for a full zoom in and/or out, but lots of these galaxies are so blown up that just a little bit of zoom out could do wonders.
Sometimes it's better to have a little image but clearer than a very big pixellated one.

Galaxy Zoo: Hubble / Hubble Zoo no longer beta ?
« on: April 23, 2010, 07:13:42 am »
Since, apparently Hubble Zoo went live today, I'm wondering if it is still beta or not.
Can we expect changes to it in the coming days ?

Supernova Zoo / Notification
« on: March 12, 2010, 05:05:50 pm »
Would it be possible to get a notification when there is new data to check in the Supernova Zoo ?
Now you have to go check for yourself and I'm sure a lot of people won't bother after a while.

Object of the Day / Saturday 7th February 2009
« on: February 07, 2009, 08:58:37 am »
After this minor setback I thought it would be nice to show all you gravitational lens hunters that we can and do find lenses.
A while ago two very keen GZ-lens afficonados (hi Gumbosea and Pat  ;D) came across the Cassowary survey and this paper where quite a number of lenses were described that had also been posted on our forum.
After a flurry of pm’s all around we were told that it’s actually quite common for the  same objects to get picked up by different groups .
So another setback ? Well yes and no. For me it means that we really can find gravitational lenses in the SDSS pictures.
So here they are and may many more follow !

588013382200131774 reddevil013                           588017605222793376 fluffyporcupine
posted as Galactic Smiley Face
588013382206357664 ChipperQ Jr                        587741600957333763 ElisabethB
587731870173298881 michpet                              587736980648362708 gumbosea
587742014344265970 ElisabethB                             587742191511273514 cosmic grenade
587741421640024462 gumbosea and dlocksmith

Cafe at the end of the Universe / Galaxy Zoo in the news in Belgium
« on: January 22, 2009, 05:53:55 pm »
What a mention in The Guardian can do !
Thursday night I got a phone call from a Belgian newspaper (Het Laatste Nieuws) and they wanted to do an interview.
So I did the interview and I talked about the Zoo and about the science and the discoveries and all the other projects and about the forum but when you read the article it almost looks like I singlehandedly saved the poor struggling astronomers. They even called me "secretary of the universe" !  :-[
Oh well, if it gets Galaxy Zoo some well deserved attention I think I can put up with that !  ;D
It appeared in the Monday edition and things have been pretty hectic.
I've done five radio interviews and I'm going to be on television too but I don't know when yet. They've been here to do some filming and an interview.
And the phone doesn't stop ringing !
I've got a scan of the article, but it's a pdf and I can't post it. So if someone can help me here please  ;D

Object of the Day / Friday 21st November 2008 : Meet the neighbours
« on: November 21, 2008, 06:35:19 am »
One day when I was aimlessly drifting through the universe (okay, I was looking for asteroids :D) I came across these weird looking blobs. They didn’t really look like galaxies and they were so faint.

Looking for some more information these blobs turned out to be old red giants in the Cetus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy, a member of the Local Group of Galaxies in the constellation of Cetus.

Cetus dSph is a dwarf spheroidal which means it is a low luminosity dwarf elliptical galaxy and a member of the Local Group.
The Local Group consists of the Milky Way and Andromeda as the big boys, both with a host of satellite galaxies.
These satellite galaxies can be dwarf irregulars, containing young stars and gas, and most of them lie far from the Milky Way and Andromeda or dwarf spheroidals, stripped of their gas and no longer starforming, most of them in orbit around the large galaxies.
But as always there are exceptions to the rule : Enter Cetus dSph.
It was discovered in 1998 by Dr. Alan Whiting, Dr. George Hau and Dr. Mike Irwin.
It lies far from both the Milky Way and Andromeda (2.5 million lightyears from the Milky Way and 2.2 million light years from Andromeda) and could represent a primordial dwarf that hasn’t been disturbed by the large galaxies. The Cetus Dwarf is moving very slowly towards the Milky Way (at +/-25 km/s) and the Sun (+/-87 km/s). But no cause for panic because at this rate it will arrive at about 30 billion years.

These satellite galaxies might not make the most spectacular of sights, if at all visible, but they are part of our local neighbourhood so I thought they should get a mention here.

Some more snapshots for the family album
Andromeda VI

Andromeda VII (posted by LizPeter)


Weird and wonderful / while pea checking ..
« on: July 13, 2008, 03:21:51 pm »
I found this one and it sort of caught my eye !  ;D
Is it real (the 'cloud' below the pea)and if so what is it ?

Weird and wonderful / another weird one
« on: May 10, 2008, 08:09:47 pm »
what's the thin line cutting off the top ?

Weird and wonderful / so, what do you think ?
« on: May 07, 2008, 06:36:54 pm »
this is the closest as I can get to it : target i'm talking about : the two green dots at 10, and knowing my luck, it's probably another asteroid !  ;D

Weird and wonderful / two of a kind ??
« on: May 05, 2008, 06:30:51 pm »
these two look really similar, but what are they ?
587731514218578029 588017992309408136

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