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Paper: Data Formats BoF
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 701
Authors: Mink, J.; Diaz, R.; Shortridge, K.; Jenness, T.
Abstract: Nothing has really changed in the FITS format over the past year, so we concentrated on what would improve FITS as an exchange format to be used with the more complicated data structures which are being used with new telescopes such as JWST and LSST. By what is turning out to be a simple change of allowing header keywords to be longer than 8 characters, both data producers and data users will be happier with FITS. We also worked toward standardization of parameters where possible in the new structured data formats as they mature, possibly under the auspices of the new IAU Working Group on Astronomical Data Representation.
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