Read FITS Header

Description

The mid-level function 'read.fitshdr' allows FITS headers to be read directly into R.

Usage

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read.fitshdr(file, hdu = 1, comments = TRUE, 
             strip = c(" ","'"," "), maxlines = 50000)

Arguments

file

file name

hdu

header and data unit to be read

comments

output header comments?

strip

lead/trail characters stripped from header 'value' data

maxlines

maximum number of header lines

Details

The mid-level function 'read.fitshdr' is a wrapper around 'read.fits', and provides a more simplistic output of that routine.

Value

A matrix of data corresponding to the original FITS image header, with two columns ('key' and 'value') and an optional third column ('comment'), should comments = TRUE (default).

Author(s)

Lee Kelvin <lee.kelvin@uibk.ac.at>

See Also

The astronomy package: astro.

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