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

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Kuchner, Marc J.; Silverberg, Steven M.; Bans, Alissa S.; Bhattacharjee, Shambo; Kenyon, Scott J.; Debes, John H.; Currie, Thayne; Garcia, Luciano; Jung, Dawoon; Lintott, Chris; McElwain, Michael; Padgett, Deborah L.; Rebull, Luisa M.; Wisniewski, John P.; Nesvold, Erika; Schawinski, Kevin; Thaller, Michelle L.; Grady, Carol A.; Biggs, Joseph; Bosch, Milton; Cernohous, Tadeás; Luca, Hugo A. Durantini; Hyogo, Michiharu; Wah, Lily Lau Wan; Piipuu, Art; Piñeiro, Fernanda;
(2016)
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/0004-637X/830/2/84
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

The Disk Detective citizen science project aims to find new stars with 22 μm excess emission from circumstellar dust using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. Initial cuts on the AllWISE catalog provide an input catalog of 277,686 source... View more
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