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Suggested Talk Hashtags

4 Nov 2014, 12:27 UTC
Suggested Talk Hashtags
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As part of the new Planet Hunters classification interface, the Summary page (see below) suggests some hashtags you could use to label the light curves you’re seeing in Talk and in the Talk comment area on the Summary page. A few people on Talk have asked for a full list, so here’s a handy list of the first set of hashtags suggested by the science team at launch of the new Planet Hunters.
Summary Page
Classification summary page. A suggested hashtag to be on the eye out for is suggested in the left in the red box.
RR Lyrae Star - Pulsating star with periods ~1/2 day

Pulsating star with periods >1 day.

Pulsators – Rapid up and down changes in brightness on the order of a few hours

Eclipsing binary - A star transits another star, often exhibiting V-shape and uneven transit depth

Cataclysmic variable - Cataclysmic variables (cv’s) are a class of stars where the sudden ignition of material on the surface of a white dwarf results in gigantic increase in brightness for several days before returning to natural quiescent state.

Variable star – Change in brightness on timescales greater than 1 ...

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