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FITS

Abbrev. for Flexible Image Transport System. A standard format for the transportation of astronomical images and other data between computers.

FITS

Flexible Image Transport System. The standard data interchange and archive format of the astronomy community.
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How many times have you had to open a FITS file just to inspect the header for some of these items?
This allows you to import the Luminance Mask FITS file you had saved, and apply it to your image.
Save the file as an IEEE Float uncompressed FITS file to avoid clipping any of the signal.
Simply save the result as a 16-bit FITS file, and repeat the same process to combine your dark frames by selecting the Process/Create Calibration Master/make master Dark.
During the observing season of 2008 approximately 8 000 V filter and 10 000 B filter images were captured to fits files.
Note that the RAW/FITS DDP Settings apply to RAW and FITS files only; Auto White Balance will not work with JPEG images.
Because 16-bit FITS files will always appear dark with only a few stars before you apply any contrast enhancement, you should perform an initial STF AutoStretch to display faint areas.
Previously, traditional graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop could not open FITS files.
It also contains good explanations of the many image formats available, particularly the astronomical-standard FITS files.
Their freeware Avis FITS Viewer has modest image-manipulation capabilities but eclipses other, more powerful programs by being able to import 8- and 16-bit FITS files -- the world's standard format for exchanging astronomical data -- as well as numerous other image formats, such as those from SBIG, HiSIS, and Starlight Xpress cameras, and then save them in TIFF, Targa, JPEG, and BMP formats.