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FITS Files & Graphical Output

The primary output method for XSTAR is via FITS files. The Interactive Data Language (IDL) has a number of routines designed for reading data from FITS files (see In addition, the program FV supported by the HEASARC provides viewing and plotting capabilities of FITS data. The CFITSIO package provides additional support to read FITS files in both C and Fortran programming languages. Information on these packages is available through the `Software' link on the HEASARC home page (

Tim Kallman 2015-07-28