The SOM-fitting Method

  • E. Bertin
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 230)


We present a new astronomical image analysis method based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). The SOM-fitting method allows one to perform accurate photometry, astrometry and classification using a morphologically-ordered set of codebook image patterns. The prototype software and some preliminary results on DeNIS simulations and real survey images are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Bertin
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  1. 1.Sterrewacht LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ESO-GarchingGermany

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