Donald H. Gudehus
- B.S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961
- A.M.. Physics, Columbia University, 1963
- M.A. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
- Ph.D. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
- Research Assistant, Columbia University, 1961-1963
- Engineer/Scientist, McDonnell Douglas Aerophysics Lab , 1964-1967
- Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA, 1971-1975
- Assistant Professor, Los Angeles City College, 1974-1981
- Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, 1981-1989
- Visiting Faculty Member, Oklahoma State University, 1989-1992
- Visiting Faculty Member, Georgia State University, 1993-1994
- Project Scientist, 3D Image Technology, Inc., 1995-1999
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgia State University, 1998- (mostly retired)
Interests: Observational cosmology, extragalactic and galactic astronomy, binary stars,
instrumentation, image processing
- First application of two-dimensional flat-fielding to a photoelectronic imaging device, 1970
- First evidence for merging of galaxies within clusters of galaxies, 1973
- First evidence for large-scale motions of clusters of galaxies, also known as cosmic flows, 1973, 1978
- Disproved the idea that first-ranked cluster galaxies have constant surface brightness, 1975
- The Cosmological Correspondence Principle, 1985
- Discovered a method of CCD operation known as Partial Inverted Operation, 1985
- Pioneered a method of accurate surface photometry of cluster galaxies whereby overlapping images of contaminating galaxies are iteratively modeled and subtracted, 1989
- Discovered a new systematic bias present in cluster galaxy data which affects relative distance estimates and evolutionary history; showed that the "fundamental plane" is really two intersecting planes; revised the "Faber-Jackson" relation, 1991
- Wrote and made available on the internet several astronomy software packages, including a widely used combined solution binary star program, 1992 - present
Selected Recent Publications
Learn about The MIIPS Software Package, a suite
of astronomical and general purpose data
reduction, analysis, and display software. All source code is freely
available, and the entire package as well as some specialized components can be downloaded from this site.
Special Independent MIIPS Component Packages that are available:
- Learn about "Enhanced" SAOimage and
the Communications Package,
a pseudocolor display server for X Window which can be
controlled by an easily written user program, or go directly to the
download page for
"Enhanced" SAOimage and the Communications Package.
- Learn about the Binary Star Combined Solution
Package, a program that can solve for the parameters of a binary star
system from combined astrometric, speckle, and spectroscopic data, or go directly
to the download page for the
Binary Star Combined Solution Package.
- Learn about the FITS Library Package,
a set of routines to handle operations with FITS image files, or go directly to the
download page for the FITS Library Package.
- Learn about the Grades
Package, a program that can manage student scores, or go directly to the
download page for the Grades Package.
- Learn about the MIIPS Plot
Package, a package consisting of a library of subroutines and user programs,
capable of producing high quality plots suitable for publication, or go directly
to the download page for the Plot Package.
Some courses I have taught:
See a slide show of some of my
Learn about 3D and animation hardcopy and making 3D photos.
See some quotations that I have collected
See a web cam view out my window in
Visit the parfaitimage.com web site for links to some of
the above, and other imaging information
Search the World Wide Web with the Google search engine. Google sorts
the matches according to their significance (or PageRank) as determined by back-links
to the referencing pages. Read the scientific paper on the
method written by Larry (Lawrence) Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google.
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 U.S.A.