[AstroPy] FITS files and column descriptions

Yannick Roehlly yannick.roehlly at lam.fr
Mon Nov 11 12:56:05 EST 2013

Le Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:51:05 -0500,
Perry Greenfield <stsci.perry at gmail.com> a écrit :

> What TOPCAT is doing is in no way part of the FITS standard.

Hi Perry,

I agree with you concerning the "VO metadata" embedded in the FITS
headers. But we should definitively add the column descriptions (in the
TCOMM keywords) when saving a table to FITS, maybe raising an
exception / a warning when a description is longer than 68 characters.



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