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By D. Malin (auth.), Professor Dr. Siegfried Marx (eds.)

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This quantity comprises the complaints of the workshop "Astrophotography 87", which used to be held in Jena, April 21-24, 1987. The workshop was once geared up by way of the critical Institute of Astrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic and is the most recent in a chain dedicated to the issues of images in astronomy. the former workshops, that have taken position each 3 years, have been held in Edinburgh (1984), great (1981) and Geneva (1978). For telescopes with huge fields of view, specifically Schmidt telescopes, photographic plates are the single appropriate radiation receiver. hence the effi­ ciency of the photographic plate determines the standard of the commentary. The therapy of the plates within the photographic laboratory can also be very im­ portant. extra elements affecting the clinical effects are the measuring machines and the tools of interpretation. these kind of themes have been mentioned within the workshop by way of the sixty two individuals (26 from the GDR and 36 from thirteen different nations. thank you visit David Malin, the chairman of the operating workforce "Astropho­ tography" of the overseas Astronomical Union, for writing an introduc­ tory article for the court cases. i'm thankful to all contributors who pre­ sented papers through the workshop for sending of their manuscripts on time. Poster papers are prepared one of the different papers in response to the themes they deal with. All individuals additionally desire to exhibit their because of Springer­ Verlag for publishing the proceedings.

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Figure 2 also shows that microspots contain higher levels of sulphur and silver but lower iodine levels than the surrounding background. This was further tested by bleaching the step calibration image from each sample. Bleaching Crystalline image silver is reverses the development process by removing the silver images. converted to soluble silver halide and washed out leaving insoluble silver sulphide, which forms a residual image. Figure 3 shows plots of residual density v. original density for one of the two pairs of plate samples after bleaching.

Finally all plates were sputtered with gold (about 100 nm) to prevent electrostatic charging. After stopping the development, all preparations and observations were done in roomlight. It has been shown that this has no visible effect on the silver halide grains (Bast 1983). 22 Figs. 1-8 show sequences of differently treated IIIa-J plates. The exposure intensity was varied by a factor of 10 units (Figs. 1-4: one unit; Figs. 5-8: ten uni ts) . Two different developers were used. The first is Rodinal (Figs.

Developer 0-76 for 15 minutes at 20 0 C has been used for the IIa-O type, while the 103a-0 type was developed for 9 minutes in MWP-2 (9, 10). 50 The complete set including the untreated sample was developed simultaneously under the same agitation conditions. It can be seen without any measurement that the fog level highly increases if the duration is longer than certain threshold. The higher the temperature the steeper the onset of this effect. Using a Zeiss Schnellphotometer, preliminary results, concerning mainly the samples baked at 60 0 C, were obtained.

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