MISAO Project

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This research aims to construct a global database of astronomical patrol pictures.

Actually many people are trying to discover new astronomical objects now, and some has already semi-automated their search process with computers. But they are all doing it independently, so there must be many missed objects. The purpose of this research is gathering the patrol images of those searchers as a database and providing a system for them to compare their new patrol images to those of in the database and help to find out new objects. In addition, though most of the patrol images are deleted after checking now, the database reserves them, even if there are no new objects in them, and provides them for other researchers to compare to later.

First of all, this report shows the situation of current discovery of new objects, then tells the tasks to realize the database of patrol images.

Copyright(C) Seiichi Yoshida (comet@aerith.net). All rights reserved.