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64037Re: Which software supports WCS insertion into 32bit FITS

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  • Charles Hemann
    Dec 3, 2008
      This program created by the European Space Administration (ESA) allows you to
      manipulate fits images you might try it.


      Charles Hemann
      AISD Planetarium

      --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "drgert1" <drgert1@...> wrote:
      > Hi All,
      > For a mosaic project I need to automatically insert plate coordinates
      > (and preferrably some polynomial distortion coefficients) into the
      > fits header of my pre processed and stacked sub frames. The sub frames
      > are produced by CCDStack and are in 32bit FITS format to preserve data
      > accuracy.
      > So far the following attempts have failed.
      > 1. CCDStack has no feature for astrometry and WCS insertion.
      > 2. Astrometrica. Reads 32bit FITS, does a nice job in star matching
      > but output FITS is truncated to 16bit
      > 3. CCDSoft. Fails to read 32bit FITS from CCDStack.
      > 4. AstroArt4. No automated reference star matching.
      > Not tried yet:
      > SExtractor & imWCS from WCSTools (Linux)
      > What experience do others in the field have?
      > Thanks & Clear Skies,
      > Gert
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