How to create an image from FITS-files

If you want to create an image from telescope data, you might see data in the FITS format, which you cannot open without the right software. FITS-files end with .fits, .FITS, .fit, .FIT, .fts, .FTS … First you have to download it from a service. For Infrared Images you should use IRSA (like 2MASS, Spitzer,… Continue reading How to create an image from FITS-files

Bow-shock-size/driving-star-mass correlation

In a previous post I did map close bow shocks. Bow shocks can form either if the star moves against the interstellar dust (runaway star) or if the interstellar dust moves against the star (like in the Orion Nebula). Most of the close bow shocks I did map do not agree with proper motion and… Continue reading Bow-shock-size/driving-star-mass correlation


Selbstbestimmungsgesetz (English version) Warum Selbstbestimmung? Wir wissen schon lange, dass das Geschlecht oder die Geschlechtsidentität vor unserer Geburt festgelegt ist. Von außen ist nicht zu erkennen welchem Geschlecht wir tatsächlich angehören. Eine Fremddiagnose ist deswegen nicht möglich. Deshalb ist es sinnvoll und menschenwürdig einer Person die Möglichkeit zu geben den Geschlechtseintrag selbst zu bestimmen und… Continue reading Selbstbestimmungsgesetz

MWP classification stats and volunteers behavior

Volunteerism in Zooniverse does have the same structure as other volunteerism if it is about classifications. Usual a lot of volunteers do classify a small set of subjects. They drop by and try the project until they are bored. This can be one subject, ten subjects or one hundred subjects. Less common are engaged volunteers… Continue reading MWP classification stats and volunteers behavior