Seamless Colloquium: Concerning Astrophotography


Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:30pm


Phillips Auditorium

In this talk, Vicent Peris will review his works in the astrophotography and image processing disciplines. Working as astrophotographer at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia, he leads an astrophotography project at Calar Alto Observatory in southern Spain. This is the first astrophotography project in the world with access to the observational time of professional telescopes (about 50 night per year). Along with this project, he is also co-founder of the Documentary School of Astrophotography, the first school of thought in the astrophotography discipline.

In addition, Peris has been a member of the development team of PixInsight during the last 10 years, an advanced, modular image processing software platform designed specifically for astrophotography and other technical imaging fields. He will show some of his developed techniques that are now implemented in this software and their applications on imaging fields like aerial photography, radiography or computer fluid dynamics.

Peris also has successful experience in forensic image processing and has worked during the last years as an image processing specialist for the Spanish National Police department. In this talk we'll review the application of some commonly used astronomical image processing techniques in forensic image analysis.

View the recording of this colloquium on the Seamless Astronomy YouTube Channel