Details of the .fits file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .fits file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .fits file?
- What program do I need to open a .fits file?
- How can the .fits file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .fits?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .fits extension?
- How can I convert .fits files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .fits?
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2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
Flexible Image Transport System Image
FITS file is a Flexible Image Transport System Image. FITS stands for "Flexible Image Transport System" and is the standard astronomical data format endorsed by both NASA and the IAU. FITS is much more than an image format (such as JPG or GIF) and is primarily designed to store scientific data sets consisting of multi-dimensional arrays (1-D spectra, 2-D images or 3-D data cubes) and 2-dimensional tables containing rows and columns of data.
HippoDraw FITS Data
FITS file is a HippoDraw FITS Data. HippoDraw is a powerful object oriented statistical data analysis package written in C++, with user interaction via a Qt-based GUI and a Python scriptable interface.
Other types of files may also use the .fits file extension.
The following softwares are capable of converting .fits files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .fits file can be converted into one of the following formats:
The .fits file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .fits file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .fits file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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