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Astronomical image representation by the curvelet transform

Starck, J. L. and Donoho, D. L. and Candès, E. J. (2003) Astronomical image representation by the curvelet transform. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 398 (2). pp. 785-800. ISSN 0004-6361. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20021571.

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We outline digital implementations of two newly developed multiscale representation systems, namely, the ridgelet and curvelet transforms. We apply these digital transforms to the problem of restoring an image from noisy data and compare our results with those obtained via well established methods based on the thresholding of wavelet coefficients. We show that the curvelet transform allows us also to well enhance elongated features contained in the data. Finally, we describe the Morphological Component Analysis, which consists in separating features in an image which do not present the same morphological characteristics. A range of examples illustrates the results.

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Additional Information:© 2003 ESO. Received: 12 April 2002. Accepted: 29 October 2002. We are grateful to the referee for helpful comments on an earlier version.
Subject Keywords:methods: data analysis - techniques: image processing
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Official Citation:Astronomical image representation by the curvelet transform J. L. Starck, D. L. Donoho and E. J. Candès A&A, 398 2 (2003) 785-800 DOI:
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