How to read INES Data
INES data are written in standard FITS format. Low and high dispersion spectra have the same format. The files can be read with any FITS reader, in particular with those included in the most common Data Analysis Packages. No special purpose software is required to read INES files.
INES data are stored as FITS binary tables, with a primary header holding
the basic FITS keywords and several selected "Core Data Items", and an
Since no primary data is included, the extension header follows the
primary FITS header.
Each row of the binary table includes four columns:
The first three vectors are stored as single precision floating points
numbers, and the quality flags as 16-bit integers.
The INES primary header contains:
The extension header includes: