FITS Header Inheritance Convention
If an extension header contains the keyword INHERIT = T, then
that header should inherit the keywords from the primary header
(except for the mandatory and commentary keywords).
March 2007 by N. Zarate (NOAO) and P. Greenfield (STScI)
Registered: May 2007
Date and Place of First Usage:
1995, at StScI and NOAO/KPNO
Extent of Usage:
Used in data sets destributed by the STScI from several instruments
on the Hubble Space Telescope, including STIS, NICMOS, and ACS.
Also used in various data sets distributed from NOAO/KPNO
and by various instruments and data pipelines operated by, or partly
by, the United Kingdom, such as INT/WFC, UKIRT/WFCAM and
Digest of Public Comments about this convention:
Sample FITS File:
mef_inh.fits (uses the inheritance convention, size = 124 MB)
mef_NOinh.fits (same file, without using the inheritance convention, size = 147
Sample Header Listing:
Last revised: Monday, 05-Jan-2015 17:06:08 EST
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