Google Powered GZ2 Bar drawing spin off, 1 down….

Spiral Galaxy

Firstly, I’d like to thank all those users who have used the bar drawing website. As of yesterday at 10pm we have recorded responses from 97 unique users and every galaxy had been looked at by at least one user. This is excellent news and we are delighted with the response the site has received.

We have reached a significant milestone, but we still need more help! To do reliable science, much like the main Galaxy Zoo site we want to have multiple users look at each galaxy. So keep drawing!

The site can be found here: and the forum here.

We know some users have experienced problems accessing the site. We apologise if this has caused frustration. We remind you that our site is best viewed in Firefox[download here] – response with IE is particularly unreliable. Right now the bar drawing site is hosted at the University of Portsmouth, so the server is not as fast as the main Galaxy Zoo server. If site speed continues to be a problem and/or we start attracting significantly more users we will consider moving the site. Also remember that Google Maps set the zoom level. If you zoom in further than they have data you will see only a white image. Just zoom out until you can see the galaxy. Most other problems can be solved by hitting the reset button  –  if you reload the page you will move to the next galaxy.

Due to popular demand, we have added a counter to the site, showing you how many classifications you have made.

Thanks for all your help and input.

Ben and Karen [on behalf of the bar drawing team]

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6 responses to “Google Powered GZ2 Bar drawing spin off, 1 down….”

  1. Hanny says :

    Todays Object of the Day is barred one too: 😉

  2. Thomas says :

    I have to apologise..I never knew about this project.
    I will get started straightaway.

    Thanks for the update

  3. elizatbeth says :

    Great fun to work on project. Good work!

  4. Alice says :

    I love these bars. 🙂

  5. zeus2007 says :

    Cool project, it combines arts with stars. Now isn’t that great or what?

  6. kikimagic says :

    I am excited about the project.I’m happy that I can give a hand.

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