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Message 1066972 - Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 15:29:20 UTC

are these good results?

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WU true angle range is : 0.014189
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Spike count: 0
Pulse count: 10
Triplet count: 1
Gaussian count: 0
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for a 107 second clip of radio signal is 10 pulses and 1 triplet anything to get optimistic about?

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Message 1066973 - Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 15:39:05 UTC - in response to Message 1066972.

I don't know if it matters but the signal originated from
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Message 1067255 - Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 5:53:50 UTC - in response to Message 1066973.

your results are only important if they are confirmed with repeated results in the same area. returned results are not necessarily important. they results are as I said evaluated against others and must match a specific criteria to be added to the NTPKR database
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Message 1067314 - Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 15:10:48 UTC - in response to Message 1067255.

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Message 1068021 - Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 17:21:16 UTC - in response to Message 1066972.

Actually *every* result is important, even one that doesn't contain any signal. As Skildude pointed out, each returned work unit result is compared with the rest of the results returned from the same point in the sky. If there is a signal found it is compared also with a "known signals" database. There are so many man made signals around that the chances of one particular signal being not of man made origin is probably less than the chances that you will win the lottery on any one specific day! But there is always that chance, so each and every signal is important, even if it turns out to be just another lottery ticket that contains numbers, but not the "winning" ones. The results returned that don't even have a signal are important. Just as we can turn on a radio transmitter and turn it off again, so can "they". We might start picking up a signal from a certain point and can be able to say "hey, here is a point in the sky that has had no signal detected before and now there's one there". The "LGM" (little green men) might have just finished building their new transmitter and turned it on for the first time!
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Message 1069731 - Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 2:26:57 UTC - in response to Message 1067314.

1 hr 32' 15" RA + 29 deg 45' 48' Dec

18hr 56' 29" RA + 12 deg 27' 57' Dec

the following star coordinates are in which constelations


are the following results interesting:

Best Pulse Power 1.57 period 0.1044 score 0.88

New Gaussian Power 3.27 Fit 1.217 score 3.020

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Message 1069737 - Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 2:33:00 UTC - in response to Message 1069731.
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you didnt read the previous posts did you. please read before you type. If you have further questions about results after reading the previous posts then please ask. I see that you've also asked the very same thing about a different set of numbers about 11 days ago. perhaps rereading the responses you got will enlighten you a bit more
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Message 1069836 - Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 11:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 1069731.

1 hr 32' 15" RA + 29 deg 45' 48' Dec
18hr 56' 29" RA + 12 deg 27' 57' Dec
the following star coordinates are in which constelations

“Preceding”, I presume you mean …

The first position is in northern Pisces, not far from the Triangulum Galaxy M33. The second is in the southeastern corner of Hercules.

BTW, minutes & seconds of right ascension shouldn't be indicated with the symbols for arc-minutes & arc-seconds: write e.g. 1h 32m 15s or 1:32:15.

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Message 1069869 - Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 15:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 1069737.

thanks for your knowledge on your response, very enligthning

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Message 1071228 - Posted: 27 Jan 2011, 20:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 1069836.

thank you for the information

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Message 1071245 - Posted: 27 Jan 2011, 21:44:40 UTC - in response to Message 1071228.

I remember that seti used to show repeating signals from a certain area of space. Dont seti have that information. Im expecting some results once we figure out where the point of origen is.

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Message 1071265 - Posted: 27 Jan 2011, 22:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1069836.

new pulse power 3.28 period 8.7818 score 1.03

best triplet power 12.01 period 10.6430

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Message 1071494 - Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 13:13:16 UTC - in response to Message 1071265.

if you want to check out what we currently have found look at the NTPKR forum.


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Message 1106713 - Posted: 16 May 2011, 6:20:07 UTC

Hello,

I suspect this is gonna sound really stupid, but I'll ask anyway.

I got this result:
Spike count: 1
Pulse count: 4
Triplet count: 10
Gaussian count: 0

I am very new to SETI, but from the descriptions I read about what is each thing in this results, it seemed to me that a triplet is three evenly spaced spikes. So for me to have 10 triplets shouldn't I have at least 30 spikes?

I would be grateful if anyone could clear that up for me. I thought it might be an error or something, but in the task page it says "Outcome: Success" and "Validity: Valid"

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Message 1106746 - Posted: 16 May 2011, 11:17:35 UTC - in response to Message 1106713.
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Hello,

I suspect this is gonna sound really stupid, but I'll ask anyway.

The only 'stupid' questions are those that were never asked (and should have been), and those that have already been answered...


I got this result:
Spike count: 1
Pulse count: 4
Triplet count: 10
Gaussian count: 0

... it seemed to me that a triplet is three evenly spaced spikes. So for me to have 10 triplets shouldn't I have at least 30 spikes?

Not always... Your "work unit" is a small sample of time. A repeating train of pulses could start or stop during your sample period.

Also... We are looking at what is normally random noise. Just due to random effects, you can expect to see short chains of pulses in amongst all the noise! Hence why a very important criteria is that any signal found must be seen to be repeatable for a particular coordinate.

I thought it might be an error or something, but in the task page it says "Outcome: Success" and "Validity: Valid"

We're looking at a vast amount of random data so almost anything is possible. An irritating problem for the systems running 'anti-virus' scanners is that there is virus-like numbers in amongst the random data, just due to the data being random noise!...

The "Outcome: Success" and "Validity: Valid" shows that you processed the data correctly and that another user has confirmed the analysis with the same or very similar results.


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Message 1106754 - Posted: 16 May 2011, 12:52:12 UTC

Thank you very much for your answer.

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