Volume 376, Number 1, September II 2001
|Page(s)||359 - 380|
|Section||Numerical methods and codes|
|Published online||15 September 2001|
Definition of the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)*
Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
2 National Radio Astronomy Observatory
3 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
4 Raytheon ITSS
5 University of Maryland
6 Computer Sciences Corporation
7 A/WWW Enterprises
Corresponding author: R. J. Hanisch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 21 June 2001
The Flexible Image Transport System -FITS -has been in use in the astronomical community for over two decades. A newly updated version of the standard has recently been approved by the International Astronomical Union FITS Working Group. This new version of the standard appears here in its entirety. As a preface we briefly describe the process by which the standard evolves and revisions are approved, and note two minor changes to NOST 100-2.0 which were adopted by the IAU FWG.
Key words: instrumentation: miscellaneous / methods: miscellaneous / techniques: miscellaneous / astronomical data bases: miscellaneous
© ESO, 2001
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