Multi-Beam FITS Raw Data Format Convention
MBFITS is the raw data format for multibeam receivers based on FITS to be
used at the IRAM 30m and APEX 12m mm/submm telescopes. This format is suitable
for single-dish bolometer and heterodyne observations. MBFITS borrowed some
of its design concepts from the ALMA-TI FITS format, but has added new structures
and keywords to accommodate multiple beam observing and multiple frontend
or backend combinations.
April 2007 by Dirk Muders (Max-Planck Institute, Bonn, Germany)
Date and Place of First Usage:
2002, at the IRAM 30m and APEX telescopes
Extent of Usage:
Used in routine production of data taken with the IRAM and APEX telescopes.
Sample FITS File:
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