5 February 2003 Real-time visual astronomy using image intensifiers and data modeling
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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.
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Holger M. Jaenisch, William J. Collins, James W. Handley, Alex Hons, Miroslav D. Filipovic, Carl T. Case, Claude G. Songy, "Real-time visual astronomy using image intensifiers and data modeling", Proc. SPIE 4796, Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications, (5 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.450854; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.450854
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Image intensifiers

Stars

Image enhancement

Astronomy

Visualization

Galactic astronomy

CCD cameras

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