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Re: [fitsbits] Format for multi-readout, multi-amplifier data

Subject: Re: [fitsbits] Format for multi-readout, multi-amplifier data
From: Phil Hodge
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 09:12:29 -0400
Newsgroups: sci.astro.fits
Saskia Prins,

Are there other formats in use, which allow for different amplifier
characteristics and are observer-friendly at the same time?

I think the most observer-friendly format would be a data cube in
the primary header/data unit, with N_readout elements in the third
dimension.  You could have a separate file for data from each of
the four amplifiers, or you could use four IMAGE extensions.

Phil


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