ICIMACS for the MSU 2kx2k Camera: FITSMSU.TPL

12/18/97 : 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 (FITSMSU.tpl file). When one of the keywords below is used, the corresponding internal variable will be included when the FITS header for each image is generated. An unrecognized 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.
CCDXBIN
The x-axis binning used during readout
CCDYBIN
The y-axis binning used during readout
OVERSCNX
The x-axis overscan
OVERSCNY
The y-axis overscan
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
GROUP
The user entered group number (GROUP command)
DISPAXIS
The user entered dispaersion axis
ITIME
The integration time
EXPTIME
Also the integration time
FILENAME
The name of the file
UNIQNAME
The unique system name of the file
LEDFLASH
The number of flashes of the lab image projector LED before readout. Set with FLASH command

The following is the MSU Camera FITS template file
#
#
#ICIMACS FITS header notes:
# The first five cards and the last card (not shown) are not configurable
# 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
IMAGETYP= / User entered imagetype
OBJECT=
#^^^^^ Don't put a comment after OBJECT; long object names will overrun
CMNT=
EXPTIME= / exposure time, in seconds
LEDFLASH= / in lab system, LED flash time in seconds
NCOADDS= / Number of coadded frames
FILENAME= / User entered filename
UNIQNAME= / System unique filename for image
OBSERVER= /
#^^^^^ Don't put a comment after OBSERVER; same reason as OBJECT
INSTRUME= 'MSU 2kx2k Camera' / Instrument name
DETECTOR= 'THX7897 ' / Detector name
#DETGAIN= / Detector gain
OBSERVAT= 'Edit FITSMSU.TPL' / Observatory name
TELESCOP= 'Edit FITSMSU.TPL' / Telescope name
LATITUDE= 'Edit FITSMSU.TPL' / Telescope Latitude (degrees)
LONGITUD= 'Edit FITSMSU.TPL' / Telescope Longitude (degrees west)
ELEVATIO= 'Edit FITSMSU.TPL' / Telescope Elevation (meters)
COMMENT
COMMENT
COMMENT

Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: December 18, 1997 [jam]