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Offline cwiede

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Decompression of fz-files
« on: 2016 August 10 10:39:31 »
Hi!
PixInsight can't read fits-files compressed with the fpack alogrithm (https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/fitsio/fpack/). If someone would implement this, I would be glad.
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Christof

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Re: Decompression of fz-files
« Reply #1 on: 2016 August 13 01:42:27 »
Hi Christof,

The FITS format has been deprecated in PixInsight. This means that no new features will be implemented in the FITS support module anymore. If a new FITS standards document is ever released and our current implementation does not support significant new features, we'll upgrade it, but that's it.

XISF is the native file format of PixInsight and supports a wide range of lossless and lossy data compression algorithms.
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Re: Decompression of fz-files
« Reply #2 on: 2019 May 16 10:17:06 »
Dear Juan,

I was very pleased with the latest PI update release that should contain CFITSIO for macOS. I was expecting this would enable opening fpacked compressed FITS files (filename.fits.fz) of my observations on LCOGT that are compressing all fits files. https://lco.global/documentation/archive-documentation/

However, PI cannot open such files. Do you have any advice please?

Thank you and best wishes

Peter
« Last Edit: 2019 October 06 05:58:06 by Petulinecko »

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Re: Decompression of fz-files
« Reply #3 on: 2019 May 18 10:51:06 »
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