Home : File Types : FITS File

.FITS File Extension

File TypeFlexible Image Transport System File

3.9 (7 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files

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.

More Information

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

Open over 300 file formats with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open FITS files

Updated 12/13/2018

About FITS Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.fits suffix is and how to open it.

The Flexible Image Transport System file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, and Linux programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.