Amateur and Professional Astronomers Discovering
Gravitational Wave Sources Together
Gravitational waves arise from the collision of black holes,
neutron stars, and more.
At the time of detection, scientists don't know where in space the waves originate.
The first few minutes are critical. The quicker the source is found, the better.
Professional astronomers need help locating the source, a brightening
star in a nearby galaxy.
You can help. You may discover the source! If so, you will get credit
in the scientific literature.
Sign up here. We'll ask you a few questions about what your
telescope can do.
When waves are detected, we'll ask you to image a galaxy
that might host the source.
If you see the source, hit the eureka button.
Telescope GPS Latitude [decimal deg]
Telescope Diameter [cm]
Telescope GPS Longitude [decimal deg]
Field of View [deg x deg]
Exposure Time for Mag=19 Star, No/Clear Filter [sec]
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