View Full Version : Flickr group that Auto-tags stars

7th of November 2008 (Fri), 02:44
Just saw an article in MAKE about a Flickr group that has a bot that will automatically tag stars in a picture you add to the pool.

Article: MAKE (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/the_astrometry_pool_on_fl.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890)
Flickr Group: astrometry (http://www.flickr.com/groups/astrometry/)

I only had one photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26446205@N03/2916049923/in/pool-astrometry) with stars visible in my Flickr but it seems to have worked (I don't actually know enough to know if it tagged the right stars or not).

7th of November 2008 (Fri), 07:12
What, you post up and image and it names the stars do you mean?

7th of November 2008 (Fri), 08:26

7th of November 2008 (Fri), 10:04
Cool. :)

9th of November 2008 (Sun), 14:14
I just went and checked this out. This is too cool! I joined the group and added a couple widefield images. I just checked back, and already it has placed flickr notes pointing out items on the images and produced lists of items.

I added two images: stars2 and stars6 under the user name of "HeyImRick"

This could be a great learning tool for beginners such as myself.

22nd of November 2008 (Sat), 18:21
Very cool indeed.. I just added a picture few minutes.. cant wait to see what they can find!!