I promised to send a holographic postcard to the citizen scientist who submitted the complete observation closest to #10,000, but unfortunately the user is in Japan, and I think my (English) email informing the person that he or she has won a prize and asking for his or her mailing address may have been flagged as spam... I am still trying to contact the contributor, but for now, let's celebrate observation #10,005, which was the second closest to #10,000.
|Data from observation #10005|
The observation was made inside of Luxembourg City, and was especially useful because 15 stars were observed instead of the minimum 7. Stars which were seen are marked in black, stars which were invisible are empty red circles, and stars that the user wasn't sure about are blue. The best fit for the naked eye limiting magnitude was 2.55 (solid line), with an estimated range of +/-0.6 over which the observer was likely to have trouble deciding whether the stars were visible or not.
In the next version of the app, we intend to provide instant feedback to you about what the naked eye limiting magnitude is at your site, and how consistent your results were. We will also do a much better job of sampling both sides of the estimated NELM, and we will get rid of most of the pesky stars that are hard to identify (did you hear that Draco?).
|Locations where the app has been used.|