Abstract Painting and Astronomical Image Processing

  • Michael Lynch
  • Samuel Y. EdgertonJr.
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 182)


For ages, astronomers have sought to “envisage” the stars — that is, to imagine them as if they were close up, at the same distance from the viewer as ordinary three-dimensional objects on earth. This has meant that all astronomers, particularly if they wished to communicate their sky-images to others, have had to think of asterisms in the forms of traditional schemata, the accepted conventions of picture-making in the astronomer’s native culture at a given historical time.


Digital Image Processing Great Turtle Linear Perspective Image Processing Technology False Color Image 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lynch
    • 1
  • Samuel Y. EdgertonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of West London, BrunelWilliams CollegeUK

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