Efficient source finding for radio interferometric images

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Object detection in astronomical images, generically referred to as source finding, is often performed before the object characterisation stage in astrophysical processing work flows. In radio astronomy, source finding has historically been performed by bespoke off-line systems; however, modern data acquisition systems as well as those proposed for upcoming observatories such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), will make this approach unfeasible. One area where a change of approach is particularly necessary is in the design of fast imaging systems for transient studies. This paper presents a number of advances in accelerating and automating the source finding in such systems.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-110
Number of pages14
JournalAstronomy and Computing
Early online date18 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019