Looking for fine structures in galaxies*
CNPq/Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica, Caixa Postal 21, CEP: 37.500-000, Itajubá, MG, Brazil
Accepted: 21 July 1997
In order to enhance fine structure in direct CCD images of galaxies, transform processing has been employed: working in the transform domain, transform functions have been created and simple high- and low-pass filters have been applied to the images during the process. The results presented herein refer to a test sample of four galaxies: ESO 143-G7, HRG 54103, NGC 5193/5193A, and NGC 5761. It is also discussed the use of a Fourier-hologram image as a transfer function.
Key words: galaxies: ESO 143-G7; HRG 54103, NGC 5193/5193 A; NGC 5761 / techniques: image processing ; mathematical methods
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