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Deconvolution of adaptive optics images: from theory to practice
Author(s): Jean-Marc Conan; Thierry Fusco; Laurent M. Mugnier; Franck Marchis; Claude A. Roddier; Francois J. Roddier
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Paper Abstract

Practical guidelines are proposed for deconvolution of partially adaptive optics corrected images: from raw data to high photometric precision object restoration. Preliminary processing is discussed (detector calibration, background subtraction...). The deconvolution scheme itself is then presented. It takes into account the noise statistics in the image, the imprecise knowledge of the point spread function (PSF), and the available a priori information on the object (spatial structure, positivity...). This deconvolution scheme is first validated on simulated images of NAOS, the AO system of the VLT and then applied to astronomical images. In particular, an edge preserving regularization is tested on several solar system objects: Io, Uranus and Neptune.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390374
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Jean-Marc Conan, Office Nationale d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Thierry Fusco, Office Nationale d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Laurent M. Mugnier, Office Nationale d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
Franck Marchis, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Claude A. Roddier, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Francois J. Roddier, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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