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FITS_HELP

FITS_HELP

Name


      FITS_HELP

Purpose


      To print a summary of the primary data units and extensions in a
      FITS file.
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Calling Sequence


      FITS_HELP,filename_or_fcb

Inputs


      FILENAME_OR_FCB - name of the fits file or the FITS Control Block (FCB)
              structure returned by FITS_OPEN. The file name is allowed
              to be gzip compressed (with a .gz extension)

Outputs


      A summary of the FITS file is printed. For each extension, the values
      of the XTENSION, EXTNAME EXTVER EXTLEVEL BITPIX GCOUNT, PCOUNT NAXIS
      and NAXIS* keywords are displayed.
 

Examples


      FITS_HELP,'myfile.fits'
      FITS_OPEN,'anotherfile.fits',fcb
      FITS_HELP,fcb

Procedures Used


      FITS_OPEN, FITS_CLOSE

History


      Written by: D. Lindler August, 1995
      Converted to IDL V5.0 W. Landsman September 1997
      Don't truncate EXTNAME values at 10 chars W. Landsman Feb. 2005
      Use V6.0 notation W. Landsman Jan 2012



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