.FITS File Extension

.FITS File Extension

File Type

Flexible Image Transport System File

Developer N/A
3.9  |  7 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a FITS file?

Bitmap graphic created in the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format, which was originally specified by the International Astronomical Union (IAU); may contain both binary data and ASCII text; used as a standard format for storing astronomical data.

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FITS files are often used to save captured frames from telescope observations.

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Updated December 13, 2018

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