Galaxy Identification in the Taurus Field
This project is not directly related to the IC 2118 research. However, as with the IC 2118 project, it is an attempt to involve high school students in meaningful, real-time, astronomical research. A 44-square-degree area of the Taurus cloud was mapped by the Spitzer Space Telescope using the IRAC and MIPS cameras. The primary reason for mapping the Taurus region is to identify YSO's. There are many resolved galaxies in this field that have been captured. Having trained students analyze these images and identify galaxies serves two purposes. First it will allow the primary research team to more easily distinguish candidate Taurus association members from resolved galaxies. And second, where galaxies lack classification data, students will assist by providing thumbnail images at multiple wavelengths and offer a Hubble Sequence classification recommendation based on their analysis of the data.
This area of the Wiki is devoted to information and discussions concerning the ongoing analysis of the Taurus field for unknown or unclassified galaxies.
TODAY I HAVE BEEN ON GALAXY ZOO IDENTIFYING GALAXIES. ALSO, I HAVE STARTED WORKING ON NAMING THE .FITS FILES THAT MR. SPUCK GAVE ME. I AM STILL HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THE Sb GALAXIES BUT OTHER THAN THAT, EVERYTHING IS OKAY.
--Spuck 11:07, 4 December 2007 (PST) Jennifer, FYI discussions on the Taurus Galaxy project will now take place in a different part of the Wiki. Go to the discussion page off of the Galaxy Clasification Page. And know you should not have known that at this point :). Thanks.
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Jennifer, good job on posting, but from now on, please try to open up a new thread unless what you are posting applys directly to the previous post. Did you have any problems posting?
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