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Paper: FITS Data Conversion Efforts at the Compton Observatory Science Support Center
Volume: 52, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems II
Page: 543
Authors: Jennings, D. G.; Jordan, J. M.; McGlynn, T. A.; Ruggiero, N. G.; Serlemitsos, T. A.
Abstract: The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) is an active satellite consisting of four gamma ray telescopes. Each telescope is maintained by an independent team of investigators, and each team has devised separate data formats to handle the needs of their particular instrument. As mandated by NASA, the Compton Observatory Science Support Center (COSSC) intends to archive and distribute data from all four CGRO instruments in FITS. This paper describes the problems encountered in transcribing large amounts of data into a standard FITS form, the capabilities of the COSSC-built conversion software designed to perform the transformations and the ToFU conversion tools on which this software is based.
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