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Brendt Wohlberg and Przemek Wozniak, "PSF Estimation in Crowded Astronomical Imagery as a Convolutional Dictionary Learning Problem", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, doi:10.1109/LSP.2021.3050706, Feb 2021

Abstract

We present a new algorithm for estimating the Point Spread Function (PSF) in wide-field astronomical images with extreme source crowding. Robust and accurate PSF estimation in crowded astronomical images dramatically improves the fidelity of astrometric and photometric measurements extracted from wide-field sky monitoring imagery. Our radically new approach utilizes convolutional sparse representations to model the continuous functions involved in the image formation. This approach avoids the need to detect and precisely localize individual point sources that is shared by existing methods. In experiments involving simulated astronomical imagery, it significantly outperforms the recent alternative method with which it is compared.

BibTeX Entry

@article{wohlberg-2021,
author = {Brendt Wohlberg and Przemek Wozniak},
title = {PSF Estimation in Crowded Astronomical Imagery as a Convolutional Dictionary Learning Problem},
year = {2021},
month = Feb,
urlpdf = {http://arxiv.org/pdf/2101.01268},
urlhtml = {http://arxiv.org/abs/2101.01268},
journal = {IEEE Signal Processing Letters},
doi = {10.1109/LSP.2021.3050706}
}