Local FITS Conventions
The following FITS conventions have been locally developed by various
groups or projects. While it is believed that these conventions represent
valid FITS usage and conform to the rules specified in the FITS Standard,
they currently have no official endorsement by the IAU FITS Working Group.
They are presented here for reference only. See the
FITS Registry for
a compilation of registered FITS conventions,
If you know of other items that should
be listed on this page, please contact the FITS Support Office.
-a convention for creating indices on FITS tables
Conventions adopted by the
HEASARC FITS Working Group:
Image Compression: A 1991 proposal
by Archibald Warnock, Robert Hill, Barbara Pfarr (all at GSFC), and D. Wells (NRAO)
for storing compressed images in FITS format. See the FITSBITS email list archive
of postings for September and October 1991 for a discussion of image compression in
general and this proposal in particular. This compression proposal was never implemented,
but some of the same ideas were used in the tiled image compression convention
that is described in the FITS Registry of conventions.
MAST Data Format Guidelines - general FITS format guidelines for data files in the STScI multimission archive (MAST).
SDAC FITS Keyword Conventions - FITS conventions adopted at the Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) at
Goddard Space Flight Center for several solar missions.
Chandra FITS File Designers Guide - details the FITS conventions
adopted by the Chandra X-Ray Satellite project for its archival data sets.
(40 pages, postscript file)
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