Disk Detective: Discovery of New Circumstellar Disk Candidates through Citizen Science

@article{Kuchner2016DiskDD,
  title={Disk Detective: Discovery of New Circumstellar Disk Candidates through Citizen Science},
  author={Marc J. Kuchner and Steven M. Silverberg and Alissa S. Bans and Shambo Bhattacharjee and Scott J. Kenyon and John H. Debes and Thayne Currie and Luciano Garc{\'i}a and Dawoon Jung and Chris J. Lintott and Michael W. McElwain and Deborah Padgett and Luisa M. Rebull and John P. Wisniewski and Erik Nesvold and Kevin Schawinski and Michelle L. Thaller and Carol A. Grady and Joseph R. Biggs and Milton K. D. Bosch and Tadeas Cernohous and Hugo A. Durantini Luca and Michiharu Hyogo and Lily Lau Wan Wah and Art Piipuu and Fernanda Pineiro},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
The Disk Detective citizen science project aims to find new stars with 22 micron excess emission from circumstellar dust using data from NASA's WISE mission. Initial cuts on the AllWISE catalog provide an input catalog of 277,686 sources. Volunteers then view images of each source online in 10 different bands to identify false-positives (galaxies, background stars, interstellar matter, image artifacts, etc.). Sources that survive this online vetting are followed up with spectroscopy on the FLWO… 
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