A General Package of Software to Manipulate FITS Files


  • New Service: Run the FTOOLS tasks directly from your web browser (WebHera).
  • FTOOLS 6.20 released. (18 January 2017)

  • Tried Hera yet? You may now run the FTOOLS & XANADU tasks on the Hera servers at the HEASARC instead of installing the software locally.
    • Requires that you install the FV GUI.
    • You run the software tasks from the command line in exactly the same way, except the programs actually execute on the Hera servers, not your local machine.
    • The input data files are transparently uploaded to the Hera servers where the program is executed, and any output FITS files and text output are copied back to your machine after the program finishes.
    • A parameter editor GUI is available to make it easier to enter the value of all the input task parameters
    • Hera can be used from most computer platforms, including Windows PCs.
    • Hera also provides local disk space for intermedate-term store of user's data files to eliminate the need to constantly upload and download files.
    • Start using Hera now...
  • To receive notices of HEASOFT releases, subscribe to the FTOOLS Notes mailing list by sending a mail to listserv@bigbang.gsfc.nasa.gov with a blank subject and a body consisting of the line

    subscribe ftoolsnotes <your email address>


If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this website (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools/) and the following:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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