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Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope

NRAO Green Bank

Amy L. Shelton

December 4th, 2001
GBT Software Project Note 16.0

Berkeley Caltech Pulsar Machine FITS File Specification

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The FITS format structure is presented for the Berkeley Caltech Pulsar Machine (BCPM) scan data files. The scan data FITS files are permanently archived after each observation, together with the scan data files from other devices selected for the scan.

The scan data FITS files contain a complete description of the BCPM setup for the observation. Measurement data is written via independent software running locally on the BCPM workstations in separate data files; the format of the measurement data files does not conform to the FITS specification.


4th December 2001
Initial version (Amy Shelton).

Bob Garwood