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21 November 1980 The FITS Tape Formats: Flexible Image Transport Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0264, Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959819
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The basic FITS format for the interchange of digital array data was first described in 1979 and is now in use by a wide variety of astronomical institutions. Since the original format was inefficient for use with groups of small arrays, we have now proposed an extension to FITS which supports "arrays" which are irregularly gridded in one or more of the coordinate axes. These formats provide a simple but powerful mechanism for the unambiguous transmission not only of binary image data but also of a virtually unlimited number of auxiliary parameters that may be associated with the data.
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Eric W. Greisen, Donald C. Wells, and R. H. Harten "The FITS Tape Formats: Flexible Image Transport Systems", Proc. SPIE 0264, Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy, (21 November 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959819
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