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Nova Search

Discover flaring novae in nearby galaxies! Students search for novae in the nearby Andromeda Galaxy by "blinking" images of Andromeda taken at different times. Apparent magnitudes of suspected novae are measured over time to determine their classification and rate of decay.

Project Manual

M31 Finder Charts

Sample Data

The full dataset (16 subrasters at 109 epochs) is too large to be posted here. Please contact us for access.

Required Software

ImageJ & the Polaris Plug-in are used for image analysis.