Astronomical Image Data Reduction for Moving Object Detection

  • Kevin Allekotte
  • Pablo De Cristóforis
  • Mario Melita
  • Marta Mejail
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8259)


In this work we present a system for autonomous discovery of asteroids, space trash and other moving objects. This system performs astronomical image data reduction based on an image processing pipeline. The processing steps of the pipeline include astrometric and photometric reduction, sequence alignment, moving object detection and astronomical analysis, making the system capable of discovering and monitoring previously unknown moving objects in the night sky.


astronomical images data reduction moving object detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Allekotte
    • 1
  • Pablo De Cristóforis
    • 1
  • Mario Melita
    • 2
  • Marta Mejail
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Computación, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Astronomía y Física del EspacioConsejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasArgentina

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