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Paper: A FITS Image Extension Kernel for IRAF
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 331
Authors: Zarate, Nelson; Greenfield, Perry
Abstract: STScI has adopted FITS with Image Extensions as the native disk and archive format for the two new instruments being installed into HST during the planned servicing mission in 1997. In order to use these data conveniently within IRAF, STScI has implemented an IRAF image kernel that can access FITS with image extensions as a native image format; eventually this prototype kernel will be adapted for inclusion into IRAF 2.11 by NOAO. This paper describes the advantages of this format and the design issues faced during its implementation.
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