Amateur and Professional Astronomers Discovering
Gravitational Wave Sources Together
HotShots is a unique collaboration. Amateur astronomers
discover the source of a new gravitational wave event. Professional astronomers follow it up.
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. T
he 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.
. We'll ask you a few questions about
telescope can do.
When waves are detected, we'll ask you to image a galaxy
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]
How You Observe
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