Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)


General Description

The FITS format is a general-purpose data storage format used primarily for the interchange of data between hardware platforms and software applications. FITS is the standard image data storage format for many astronomical organizations, including the astrophysics branch of NASA.


The default extension for FITS files is FIT


Supporting Platforms and Applications

This format is supported by numerous applications on a wide range of platforms.


PMView Support

PMView reads FITS files that contain an image with a BITPIX value of 8, 16, 32, -32, or -64. The value of NAXIS must be two (2) or greater.