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Lord Vader88

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Just joined today
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:58:28 pm »
Hi people, wow back helping with real science from home ;D

So I read the instructions and went to this link
http://www.galaxyzoo.org/classify

So is that it, I'm voting for real now?

And how would link to a picture I wanted to ask some about?  The above link doesn't identify the picture.

And if totally not sure, what would I class that as since there's no skip button (that I saw)

thanks, glad to help.

Also right now the biggest galaxy is way off to the bottom right, but there's 2 smaller clusters or something in the center.  Do we focus on the center item, or the biggest/most obvious?
« Last Edit: September 06, 2012, 06:11:00 pm by Lord Vader88 »

waveney

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Re: Just joined today
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 06:26:15 pm »
Welcome to the Zoo and real science.

There is a lot of help in the first two sections of this forum about how to post links etc, and answers to a lot of What is that type questions.

Always click with respect to the object at the center.

If you  are unsure make your best guess and carry on there is only another 10,000,000,000,000... galaxies out there (not all yet in the Zoo)

Have fun!
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Graham_Giles

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Re: Just joined today
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 09:11:21 pm »
Hi! I'm new as well (I joined on Friday evening) and I had a go at classifying a few galaxies; about a dozen, but I'm afraid I struggled with the task and feel I need to improve before I attempt any more.

Apparently there's an online tutorial somewhere on the site which enables you to learn how to classify more effectively and then test your skills at the end. Could someone please give me a link to it?

Thanks in advance,

Graham, Cornwall, UK.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 09:13:08 pm by Graham_Giles »

Rick Nowell

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Re: Just joined today
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 11:55:32 pm »
Hi! I'm new as well (I joined on Friday evening) and I had a go at classifying a few galaxies; about a dozen, but I'm afraid I struggled with the task and feel I need to improve before I attempt any more.Apparently there's an online tutorial somewhere on the site which enables you to learn how to classify more effectively and then test your skills at the end. Could someone please give me a link to it?Thanks in advance,Graham, Cornwall, UK.

Galaxy Zoo 4 is a mixture of pictures from the SDSS telescope survey and the Hubble Space Telescope, whereas before it was either one or the other.
"The present day Galaxy Zoo combines new imaging from Sloan, giving us our best ever view of the local Universe, with the most distant images yet from Hubble's CANDELS survey."  (http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/science     and   http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/story)

The majority of this forum (now more than five years old) is taken from the SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) and so these are helpful:
 
WOW WHAT'S THAT? LOOK HERE FIRST!
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276702.0

This is handy if you feel you need to post something you find but are not sure where to put:

A Classifier's Guide To The Objects Topics (Or Where To Post That Great Galaxy)
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=280164.0

The pictures that are based round Hubble photos are discussed here:
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?board=33.0

This might prove useful to you:
Suggestions for Hubble Zoo tutorials
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=278076.0

Please take a few minutes to be able to distinguish between the two different surveys. Once upon a time there was a tutorial
with the first Galaxy Zoo, but it has since been deemed unnecessary:
suggestion for tutorial
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=278076.0
"We did have a test following the tutorial in the early days, but it was discontinued - people's results seemed to be just as good with or without it,
from what I remember. We could suggest it as a confidence booster, though."

So, really, relax, have a glass of wine etc. and take it steady. There have been literally hundreds of millions of classifications, so the odd bad
decision one way or t'other is ok. Some do 10, a few do more than 50,000. We're all here to learn and you never know what you might get
involved with. Like the Universe though, things take time.

 

Graham_Giles

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Re: Just joined today
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 01:30:52 pm »
Thanks for replying and for these links; I'll have a look soon.

Cheers,

Graham .