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Visualizing FITS Tables

Similarly, a FITS table can be visualized on the command-line without the need to call a full-fledged FITS-capable package. The dtfits command has been written for precisely that purpose. You will find it useful for spectroscopic data reduction, if you need to check out the results of the pipeline recipes that produce FITS tables.

dfits and fitsort will help you classify tables and see ancillary data attached to them, but dtfits will display all information contained in the table itself, in ASCII format on the command-line. There are various options to help make the output readable on a terminal, or by a spreadsheet program.

See the dtfits manual page to get more information.

Christopher Lidman