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Rudi
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Error when opening Hubble fits file

Post by Rudi » 05 Jan 2022, 07:17

I am trying to open a FITS file from the Hubble Space Telescope, and get this error:

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Open
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Incompatible file format
C:\Users\rbr\Dropbox\Main\astro\2022\0105\Hubble\HST_11080_02_NIC_NIC3_F190N_sci.fits
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OK   
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I am using Astroart 8.

The file I am trying to open is located here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6x1v3hmbnnwk ... .fits?dl=0

The file is from Hubble Legacy Archive here:
https://hla.stsci.edu/hlaview.html
/Rudi

fabdev
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Re: Error when opening Hubble fits file

Post by fabdev » 05 Jan 2022, 14:42

Hi, this image is encoded as a image "EXTENSION", it cannot by opened by AA. Actually there's a development version which can open it, it's available under request if you like, this is the image once opened in Astroart:
The FITS header says that this is a processed image from 2009.
The image cannot be opened also by the online FITS viewer:
https://www.clearskyinstitute.com/fits/fits.html

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Rudi
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Re: Error when opening Hubble fits file

Post by Rudi » 05 Jan 2022, 17:04

Ok thanks Fabio. Don’t know what “ EXTENSION” means. Just wanted to try fiddling with Hubble data.
/Rudi

TKnightKY
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Re: Error when opening Hubble fits file

Post by TKnightKY » 06 Jan 2022, 02:37

You can download the Fv viewer from NASA to view these type of files at: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools/fv ... nload.html

Tony

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