Generic ICIMACS: FITS*.TPL

11/21/97 : JAM

(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System


The first five entries of an ICIMACS generated FITS header are fixed, as is the final entry (END). All other entries are user-definable, when entered in the FITS header template file (.tpl file) in the directory for each instrument. When one of the keywords below is used, the corresponding internal variable will be included when the FITS header for each image is generated. Any other keyword will cause the entered line to be included in the header verbatim. A line beginning with a hash mark "#" is a comment and is ignored by the program.
CMNT
The string entered with the COMMENT command
OBSERVER
The observer names entered with the OBSERVER command
BSCALE
The data scaling factor
BZERO
The data zero-correction constant
NCOADDS
The number of coadded frames
PROPID
Proposal ID number, entered with the PROPID command
RECID
Archiving ID entered with RECID command, plus the date and time stamp
IMAGETYP
The image type entered with one of the image type commands (OBJECT, DARK, FLAT, etc.)
OBJECT
The object name entered with the image type commands (OBJECT, DARK, FLAT, etc.)
DATATYPE
An internal data type description
FORMAT
An internal data format description
POSTBIAS
(IR only) the constant added to postreads before reduction
CLIPPIX
(IR only) the number of pixels clipped to zero after reduction
GROUP
The user entered group number (GROUP command)
DISPAXIS
The user entered dispaersion axis
ITIME
The integration time
EXPTIME
The integration time
FILENAME
The name of the file
UNIQNAME
The unique name of the file
LEDFLASH
The number of flashes of the LED before readout. Set with FLASH command

The following is the Wise Camera FITS template file
#
#
#ICIMACS FITS header notes:
# Keywords without values are not supported. Use COMMENT instead
# Each card (line) must end with a carriage return
# From the FITS standard:
# Keywords cannot contain spaces.
#
CCDXBIN= / Column binning on detector
CCDYBIN= / Row binning on detector
OVERSCNX= / Column overscan per amplifier
OVERSCNY= / Row overscan
BSCALE= / PHYSICAL=INTEGER*BSCALE+BZERO
BZERO= /
FORMAT= / Data interlacing & coadding info
DATATYPE= / Data description; prereads,postreads or dif
IMAGETYP= / User entered imagetype
OBJECT=
AMPUSED= / Amplifier used
COMMENT The lab setup uses controlled flashes of an LED light to illuminate
COMMENT the detector, not shuttered exposure times. So EXPTIME is
COMMENT irrelevent here.
EXPTIME= / exposure time
LEDFLASH= / in lab system, seconds of LED flash
COMMENT Red LED Light (Lambda max = 665nm)
NCOADDS= / Number of coadded frames
FILENAME= / User entered filename
UNIQNAME= / System unique filename for image
OBSERVER= /
INSTRUME='WISE 2kx2k Camera' / Instrument name
DETECTOR='2k3eb' / Detector name
#DETGAIN= / Detector gain
OBSERVAT='ISL LAB ' / Observatory name
TELESCOP='NONE ' / Telescope name
LATITUDE='+40:03:19' / Telescope Latitude (degrees)
LONGITUD='+83:04:19' / Telescope Longitude (degrees west)
ELEVATIO='30.0 ' / Telescope Elevation (meters)
CMNT

Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: November 21, 1997 [jam]