Digitised Optical Sky Surveys

Digitised Optical Sky Surveys : Proceedings of the Conference on "Digitised Optical Sky Surveys", Held in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 18-21, 1991

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Astronomical photographs contain an enormous amount of information. This presents extremely interesting problems when one wishes to produce digitized sky atlases, to archive the digitized material, to develop sophisticated devices to do the digitizing, and to create software to process the vast amounts of data. All these activities are necessary to be able to carry out astronomy work. One such activity is the important, large-scale optical identification of objects which also emit radiation at other wavelengths. Other activities of the past decade include a multiplicity of surveys that have been made on galaxies and clusters of galaxies. This book treats, in five sections, the existing and future surveys, their digitization and their impact on astronomy. It is designed to serve as a reference for people in the field and for those who wish to engage in using or producing sky surveys.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 160 x 230mm | 1,159.97g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • indexes
  • 0792316428
  • 9780792316428

Table of contents

Part 1: Sky surveys and calibration programmes. Part 2: Digitization programmes - current and planned. Part 3: Developments in techniques - compression, astrometry, photometry and object classification. Part 4: Astronomy from large-scale digitized surveys. Part 5: Optical identification programmes using digitized surveys.
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