Create A New FITS File
To create a new FITS file with a primary image array, you need to
specify the following parameters:
- File name: If a full path is not specified, the file will be
created in the current directory (as shown in the open file dialog
- Data Type: The basic data types are
The first 3 can be either Signed or Unsigned. BSCALE and BZERO
keywords will be created to produce the non-standard Signed Byte
and Unsigned Integer and Long data types.
- Byte : bitpix = 8
- Integer : bitpix = 16
- Long : bitpix = 32
- Float : bitpix = -32
- Long Long : bitpix = 64
- Double : bitpix = -64
- Dimensions: Provide the size of the array with a comma- or
space-separated list of its dimensions. For example, a 3-dimensional
image could be specified with "10 20 30", producing in image
with dimensions of 10x20x30.
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