A quick note to give an update on the project. Thanks to your help we’re out of images on Comet Hunters. By completing the active images on the site, the project has searched the last big batch of data from our Suprime Cam search. This set of images nearly completes our current Archival Suprime Cam search. We have some partial or incomplete downloads to upload, and those images will need review on the site. I’m aiming to get these images uploaded in the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted.
With this set of images, the science team can focus on reviewing the candidate comets (based on your classifications) and estimating what is the activity rate in the main belt of the asteroid belt. We’ll keep you posted on the science team’s progress.
We’re still having some processing issues with the HSC imagery. I hope we’ll have new images for that search soon, but in the meantime thank you for all the time and effort you’ve put into Comet Hunters. From all of us on the science team, we really appreciate it.