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AIPS Abbrev. for Astronomical Image-Processing System. A suite of computer programs produced by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) covering over 300 astronomical data processing tasks. Designed primarily for radio astronomy, AIPS can accept aperture synthesis and VLBI data, process them to form images of the sky, and improve their quality using deconvolution methods. It can also display, analyze, and combine images. Data are usually transferred to and from AIPS using the FITS file format. The AIPS++ project is a more modern object-orientated package, written in C++, intended to supersede classic AIPS.