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Real-time visual astronomy using image intensifiers and data modeling
Author(s): Holger M. Jaenisch; William J. Collins; James W. Handley; Alex Hons; Miroslav D. Filipovic; Carl T. Case; Claude G. Songy
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the use of an image intensifier as an astronomical eyepiece for real-time observation of deep sky objects. The optical frequency spectra of observational astronomical objects are reported and compared with the spectral response curve of a Generation 3 intensified optical system. Image intensifier performance on various classes of deep sky objects is also reported along with methods for performing real-time image enhancement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4796, Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications, (5 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.450854
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Holger M. Jaenisch, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
William J. Collins, Collins Electro Optics LLC (United States)
James W. Handley, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
Alex Hons, Univ. of Western Sydney (Australia)
Miroslav D. Filipovic, Univ. of Western Sydney (Australia)
Carl T. Case, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
Claude G. Songy, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4796:
Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications
C. Bruce Johnson; Divyendu Sinha; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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