Curve algebriche piane in applicazioni all'astronomia solare.
Mauro Beltrametti
(Universita' di Genova)

The Hough transform is a main technique to approach the problem to recognize given simple profiles (lines, circles and ellipses). We extend the notion of the Hough transform to special classes of algebraic plane curves, discussing a "regularity property" of it. We give several illustrative examples, and an idea to how the Hough transform regularity may apply to imaging recognition in solar astronomy.