Galaxy Zoo Supernovae

  title={Galaxy Zoo Supernovae},
  author={A. Marissa Smith and Stuart Lynn and M. Sullivan and Chris J. Lintott and Peter E. Nugent and J{\'a}nos Boty{\'a}nszki and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Robert M. Quimby and Steven Bamford and Lucy Fortson and Kevin Schawinski and Isobel M. Hook and Sarah Blake and Philipp Podsiadlowski and Jan-Erik Joensson and Avishay Gal-yam and Iair Arcavi and D. Andrew Howell and Joshua S. Bloom and Janet S. Jacobsen and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni and Nicholas M. Law and Eran O. Ofek and Robert J. Walters},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
This paper presents the first results from a new citizen science project: Galaxy Zoo Supernovae. This proof-of-concept project uses members of the public to identify supernova candidates from the latest generation of wide-field imaging transient surveys. We describe the Galaxy Zoo Supernovae operations and scoring model, and demonstrate the effectiveness of this novel method using imaging data and transients from the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF). We examine the results collected over the… Expand
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