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Image Processing Techniques in Astronomy


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1 What Information Do We Need, for Which Astronomical Problem?.- Astrometry.- Photometry.- The Photometry of Extended Objects: Diode Array Detectors and Interactive Data Processing.- Trends in Astronomical Spectroscopy.- 2 Acquisition and Storage.- Information Retrieval by Microdensitome Try.- Fourier Techniques.- Television Detector Techniques.- On Line Digital Correlation of Photon Counting TV Images for Stellar Interferometry.- Photon-Counting Detector Arrays Based on Microchannel Array Plates.- Performance of the MIT Silicon Vidicon Imaging System at the Telescope.- A Self-Scanned Silicon Diode Array for Astronomical Photometry.- Image Detectors for Recording Astronomical Ultraviolet Spectra.- Mesure Des Contours de Raies par les Techniques de Television.- Photometry using Electronographic Techniques.- Integrating TV System Development at Cambridge.- Sec Vidicon System for a Balloon Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer.- Problems of Oversampling with Sec Vidicon Television Systems.- Some Experiments with an Sec Image Tube for High Precision Multi-Colour Photometry of Galactic Clusters.- 3 Processing Hardware.- Four Years Experience in APMS Star Plate Processing - Results and Future Plans.- The Use of the "Galaxy" Machine at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.- The Fully Automatic Program-Controlled Microdensitometer-Comparator of the Astronomical Institute at Utrecht.- The Grant Measuring Engine.- The U.S. Naval Observatory's Automatic Measuring Machines.- The Two-Coordinate Grant Machine in Long-Focus Astrometry.- The Cosmos Facility at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.- The ESO S-3000 Measuring Machine.- Iris - A Two Axis Comparator and Microdensitometer using Two Different Scanning Modes.- Machine a Mesurer de L'Observatoire de Haute Provence.- The Design of the New S.R.C. Automated Photographic Measuring System.- The Computer Controlled Comparator Astroscan.- A Simultaneous Six-Channel Microphotometer with Computerized Data Acquisition.- A Very Simple Digital Microdensitometer-Comparator.- Photoelectric Spectroscopic Plate Measuring Machine Built at the Meudon Observatory.- 4 Software Techniques.- Software Techniques for Image Processing.- Problems of Machine Independency and Interactive Matters.- Aperture Synthesis.- Interactive Computer Reduction and Display of Radio Super-Synthesis Maps.- The Design of Vamp Software for the Measurement and Reduction of Stellar Spectrograms.- Development of Digital System for Stellar Spectra Reduction at Toru? Observatory.- Evaluation of Master Scans of Photographic Stellar Images.- Image Processing Systems Developed at MIT to Handle Silicon Vidicon Images and Spectra of Astronomical Objects.- Handling of `Galaxy' Photometry.- 5 Applications to Astronomical Problems.- Some Preliminary Results Obtained with a TV Camera in the Field of the Observation of Visual Double Stars.- Echelle Spectra Image Processing for the International Ultraviolet Explorer.- Semi-Automatic Determination of Equivalent Widths.- Accuracy and Results of Spectrophotometry with Objective Prism Plates.- Le Centre de Depouillement de Cliches Astronomiques.- Intercomparison of Ground Based and Satellite Pictures of the Sun.- Flying-Spot Analysis of Solar Images.- Removal of Vignetting from Apollo Low Light Level Photographs.- Search of Significant Features in a Direct non Parametric Pattern Recognition Method. Application to the Classification of a Multiwire Spark Chamber Pictures.- Lock-In Image Subtraction Detectability of Circumstellar Planets with the Large Space Telescope.- Digital Image Centering, I..

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