3 years ago

NEARBY Platform: Algorithm for Automated Asteroids Detection in Astronomical Images.

T. Stefanut, V. Bacu, C. Nandra, D. Balasz, D. Gorgan, O. Vaduvescu

In the past two decades an increasing interest in discovering Near Earth Objects has been noted in the astronomical community. Dedicated surveys have been operated for data acquisition and processing, resulting in the present discovery of over 18.000 objects that are closer than 30 million miles of Earth. Nevertheless, recent events have shown that there still are many undiscovered asteroids that can be on collision course to Earth. This article presents an original NEO detection algorithm developed in the NEARBY research object, that has been integrated into an automated MOPS processing pipeline aimed at identifying moving space objects based on the blink method. Proposed solution can be considered an approach of Big Data processing and analysis, implementing visual analytics techniques for rapid human data validation.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02545

DOI: arXiv:1901.02545v1

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