Planet Hunters TESS gets a Makeover

We are very excited to announce a new Planet Hunters TESS interface! Whilst the idea and the aim of the project has remained the same, we have added some additional features that will hopefully improve your overall planet hunting experience.

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PHT Zooming Option

One of these new features is the option to zoom in on the lightcurve, giving you the opportunity to explore different parts of the data in more detail. This close up view will give you a better insight into the shape and depth of a potential transit-event and may be able to reveal more about the nature of a dip.

The new interface will be launched with data from Sector 9 – the sector that we have just finished classifying with the old interface. Not only will this give us a more accurate and careful look at this current sector, it is also important for us to have this data overlap so that we can quantify any differences in the output and allow us to fairly compare and combine our findings across all observational sectors.

We hope to have the new interface up and running later today. In order to make the switch the site will have to be down for a short while – but don’t worry, we’ll be back as soon as possible to continue our search for planets!

EDIT: The new interface is now live! It is not supported on some older browsers such as Internet Explorer 11, but will work on up-to-date versions of all major browsers.

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About Nora Eisner

I'm a PhD Student at the University of Oxford working on citizen-powered exoplanet discoveries with TESS under the supervision of Chris Lintott and Suzanne Aigrain.

5 responses to “Planet Hunters TESS gets a Makeover”

  1. George Kountouris says :

    Thank you, Mrs. Nora! I was expecting this update. I was looking to find out this enhancement without any result until now.

  2. George Kountouris says :

    Thank you, Mrs. Nora! I was expecting this update. I was looking for this enhancement without any result until now.

  3. Greg says :

    “Done & talk” does not seem to work except for simulation

    • Nora Eisner says :

      Hi Greg, we are experiencing some issues with the Done & Talk feature but the team is working hard on fixing it and hopefully everything will be back to working very soon. In the mean time I’m very sorry about the inconvenience and hope that you enjoying the other new features of the project.

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