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Recent FITS Activities and Issues
- 13 Aug 2018
- The language style in Version 4 of the FITS Standard document was extensively edited to provide more consistent word capitalization, hyphenation, punctuation, and other typographical issues. (Thanks to Malcolm Currie and Lucio Chiappetti for performing these painstaking edits.) The technical requirements for FITS format files were not changed in any way. This 'language-edited' version of the FITS Standard was formally approved on 13 August 2018.
- 22 July 2016
- The IAU FITS Working Group issued a new Version 4 of the FITS Standard document that describes eight new features that have been officially added to the FITS format over the past year. This includes World Coordinate keywords for the precise definition of time coordinates, support for long string keywords that are continued over multiple keyword records, file checksum keywords, and standards for data compression of images and tables.
- The Vatican Library has adopted the FITS data format for the long-term digital preservation of the books, manuscripts, and other objects in its vast collection. An overview of some of the technical details of this ambitious project is availble on the Vatican Library Web site.
Last revised: Monday, 27-Aug-2018 15:57:17 EDT
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