User:Meli thev

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I am an astronomy volunteer and I am a co-author of multiple publications. My research area involves brown dwarfs, white dwarfs, debris disks and occasionally galaxies. I like to listen to J-pop and I am a fan of Yamamoto Sayaka.

Community Science


I did co-discover the infrared excess around the white dwarf star LSPM J0207+3331[1][2], one of the exoplanets around K2-138[3] and more exoplanets[4]. I discovered active photoevaporation of two young M-stars with circumstellar disks in the star cluster Collinder 69 using Spitzer Space Telescope images.[5] I am one of the galaxy zoo volunteers that is actively searching for Voorwerpjes (watch this space). I also do actively search for brown dwarfs, which are being observed by researchers of the backyard worlds collaboration (more results to come in the future).[6]

One of my past activities involve being a website moderator at a Zooniverese project, called the Milky Way Project.[7] Beside my Zooniverse activities I am also involving myself in other projects, such as iNaturatlist and NASA's Landslide Reporter. My laptop is thinking hard about questions coming from SETI@Home, Einstein@Home and Rosetta@Home.


Creating images


I consider it more of a hobby to create images and gifs out of astronomical data and satellite images. Such as an asteroid in front of the crab nebula.[8][9]

The star-forming region Barnard 35, which is part of the Lambda Orionis Ring


  1. Debes, John H. (2019-02-19). "A 3 Gyr White Dwarf with Warm Dust Discovered via the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 Citizen Science Project". The Astrophysical Journal 872 (2): L25. DOI:10.3847/2041-8213/ab0426. ISSN 2041-8213.
  2. Garner, Rob (2019-02-19). Citizen Scientist Finds Ancient White Dwarf Star With Puzzling Rings. NASA. Retrieved on 2019-12-27.
  3. Exoplanet Explorers - About - Zooniverse. Retrieved on 2019-12-27.
  4. Zink, Jon K. (28 February 2019). "Catalog of New K2 Exoplanet Candidates from Citizen Scientists". Research Notes of the AAS 3 (2): 43. DOI:10.3847/2515-5172/ab0a02. ISSN 2515-5172.
  5. Thévenot, Melina (15 July 2019). "Photoevaporation of Two Proplyds in the Star Cluster Collinder 69 Discovered with Spitzer MIPS". Research Notes of the AAS 3 (7): 95. DOI:10.3847/2515-5172/ab30c5. ISSN 2515-5172.
  6. marckuchner2014, Author (2019-07-15). One Hundred Thirty-One Brown Dwarfs (in en). Backyard Worlds: Planet 9. Retrieved on 2019-12-27.
  7. Jayasinghe, Tharindu (2019-09-01). "The Milky Way Project Second Data Release: Bubbles and Bow Shocks". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 488 (1): 1141–1165. DOI:10.1093/mnras/stz1738. ISSN 0035-8711.
  8. Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula (in en). Retrieved on 2019-12-27.
  9. Asteroid in the Crab Nebula (M1) (in en). Retrieved on 2019-12-27.