Images from PanSTARRS

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fabdev
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Images from PanSTARRS

Post by fabdev » 24 Jun 2020, 15:03

Hello, I've just been told that it's not possible to open Panstarr images with Astroart:

http://ps1images.stsci.edu/

The problem is that those images are not "Simple FITS": they are encoded as a binary table, in compressed format. This is not supported.

By the way, it's still possible to study them with Astroart, the solution is the option "FITS cutout". The following screenshot shows the procedure:
1 - Write the size of the image, for example 1500.
2 - Write the size of the preview, for example 256.
3 - Click: FITS-cutout.

Clear skies,
Fabio.

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