Supernova zoo offline this week
Just to let you know that the supernova zoo will be offline for most of this week. The search that feeds data to us, the Palomar Transient Factory, is undergoing some maintenance. They’re re-aluminising the mirror of the telescope to improve the sensitivity, which usually takes a few days during which the telescope can’t be used. (It’s also the beginning of “bright time”, coming up to full moon, when the sky is brighter and the search less sensitive – so it’s a good time for maintenance.)
So, you can all take a well-deserved break from the supernova classifications.. and perhaps explore some other areas of the zooniverse which need your help! We’ll be back in a few days.