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Details of extension .fits

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .fits file?
  • Which program can create the .fits file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .fits format?
  • What can convert .fits files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .fits extension?
Flexible Image Transport System Image .fits file icon

Flexible Image Transport System Image

FITS file is a Flexible Image Transport System Image. FITS stands for "Flexible Image Transport System" and is the standard astronomical data format endorsed by both NASA and the IAU. FITS is much more than an image format (such as JPG or GIF) and is primarily designed to store scientific data sets consisting of multi-dimensional arrays (1-D spectra, 2-D images or 3-D data cubes) and 2-dimensional tables containing rows and columns of data.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
fit, fts
Related extensions:
Prism Image
FITS Graphics
HippoDraw FITS Data .fits file icon

HippoDraw FITS Data

FITS file is a HippoDraw FITS Data. HippoDraw is a powerful object oriented statistical data analysis package written in C++, with user interaction via a Qt-based GUI and a Python scriptable interface.
Category: Data files
Application: HippoDraw
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
HippoDraw Canvas Document
HippoDraw ROOT Ntuples

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

MATLAB Fuzzy Logic Toolbox FIS File
Garmin FIT Data
Windows Help Full-Text Search Index
Impulse Tracker Music Sample
U-Boot uImage Image Tree Source
Flexible Image Transport System Image

The .fits filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

fis (1), its (1), fit (1), fts (1)

Can't open a .fits file?

If you want to open a .fits file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .fits association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.fits

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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