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CFITSIO Example Programs

Below are a couple simple CFITSIO programs illustrating the most basic use of the library. They should be useful for the CFITSIO beginner... The makefile is here.

The basics: Reading and Writing

dumpFitsHeader.c
Shows how to query HDU count, and dump the content of the first HDU.
fits2tga.c
Convert a FITS file to TGA (understands common color FITS formats)

Helper Code

fitsUtil.c fitsUtil.h
A little helper function to manage error handling.
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