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Interested qualified researchers may
Of historical interest:
charter of the newsgroup,
and analysis of the vote
which lead to the creation of the newsgroup,
and an analysis of the readership
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IAU FITS Working Group
is the international control authority for the FITS
Some annual reports for the IAUFWG and other
FITS committees are available:
American Astronomical Society Working Group on Astronomical Software
(governing body of the North American FITS committee)
European FITS Committee:
IAU FITS Working Group Annual Reports:
ADASS FITS Birds of a Feather Sessions:
1995 & 1996,
NRAO FITS archive, including
documents, FITS newsgroup archives,and sample data files.
FITS information and
sample data files related to High Energy Astrophysics
IAU Recommendations for
Nomenclature of Astronomical Sources
- sci.data.formats newsgroup
- A newsgroup group for scientific data formats that sometimes includes FITS-related
ADASS - Astronomy Data Analysis Software and Systems conference series.
Astronomical Software on the Web - compiled by the Telescope Data Center
Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) - a compilation of
available software packages.
A Summary of the
International Standard Date and Time Notation.
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 available on the
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