[AstroPy] Video Formats in FITS?

Yannick Copin y.copin at ipnl.in2p3.fr
Thu Apr 30 13:50:10 EDT 2009


astropy-request at scipy.org wrote:
> When video cameras are used for astronomy, is FITS used as the format 
> for each frame,  or is there some other preferred format?

I guess the standard in that case is to store the video output in a 
NAXIS=3 FITS cube, the 3rd dimension being the time. SAOimage ds9 
(http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/) can play them gracefully.

Cheers.
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