PyFits for Windows?

W. eWatson notvalid2 at
Sun Mar 29 19:36:54 CEST 2009

andrew cooke wrote:
> W. eWatson wrote:
>> I downloaded the tar file, and untarred it with IZarc. That's a strange
>> way
>> to package it, that is, for Windows. This almost suggests not many Win
>> users
>> are using it.
>> One of the pages, <>,
>> has a lot of tutorial material. It almost looks like overload on the
>> subject. I'm hoping the use of this library will be relative simple for my
>> purposes, which are basically to write an image to a fits file with a
>> somewhat simple header, which might include lat/long, date, image size,
>> date-time, and a comment.
> i have no idea what the current status is, but there used to be a python
> implementation of the iraf astronomy image processing system (iraf) called
> pyraf.  if was developed by stsci, if i remember correctly.  you might
> find that useful.  it will certainly support manipulating fits files etc,
> but may be a bit "heavweight" for your needs.
> andrew
Along these lines, there was an astronomy python site at the U of Washington 
not many months ago. The link is broken. Any idea where it went? I sent the 
astro dept a msg about it a few hours ago. NASA has one too, but it's not 
loading today. The govt. sites seem to have troubles on the weekend.

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