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Message 989595 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 16:16:47 UTC

Hi there Space Aces!

I am brand new in SETI and I am wondering if and how I could search where I want (would like to search in the Andromeda Galaxy) Is that possible !? Thx for answers and good luck on our search! Maybe E.T. will give us a call!? ;-)
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Message 989614 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 18:17:12 UTC - in response to Message 989595.  
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We can't listen this far - AFAIK the max distance we can "hear" is ~50 light years.

No - we can't choose. Even the project can't choose where and when to look.

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Message 994602 - Posted: 7 May 2010, 13:27:03 UTC

How will I know if a signal is detected?

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Message 994612 - Posted: 7 May 2010, 14:27:15 UTC - in response to Message 994602.  
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You could do an advanced forum search (link in top left corner of this page) for "Near Time Persistency Checker" (without quotation marks). Be sure to select Search limits of 1 year.

[edit]From that search you'll not know if a signal is detected :-) but get more information about the process of finding one.[/edit]
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Message 994666 - Posted: 7 May 2010, 22:27:27 UTC

I am assuming that you want to know if an interesting signal is detected. This, unfortunately, requires re-observation of the same location on different nights to see if the signal persists. This is what NITPICKER does, it checks observations on different nights to see if there is a persistent signal. There is no way for you to determine this just by watching your computer.

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