Automated quantitative description of spiral galaxy arm-segment structure


We describe a system that builds quantitative structural descriptions of spiral galaxies. This enables translation of sky survey images into data needed to help address fundamental astrophysical questions such as the origin of spiral structure - a phenomenon that has eluded full theoretical description despite 150 years of study. The difficulty of automated… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2012.6247794


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