More on our fake AGN
Carie’s announcement of the addition of fake AGN has stirred up a storm on the comment thread, and in the forum. I’ve replied where I can, but I think there’s a fundamental misunderstanding that it’s worth highlighting here :
We’re not trying to get you to identify AGN – we want you to classify the galaxies just as you always would. The aim is to test whether the presence of such an AGN affects the classification of the shape of the galaxy. If they do, we need to measure the size of the effect. So don’t go AGN spotting – except for fun – but keep classifying.
I hope that helps.
P.S. If you do want to know if you’ve identified a fake AGN, then the galaxy’s examine page will say so and the ID will begin AHZ7….