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15.5.240 fits_xread

fits_xread(x, file [, header, ext_header, offset, extvar_preamble])

Tries to read the FITS file with the name indicated by file. The data is read into data, and the header into header, if specified.

If the file includes a FITS extension, then its header is read into ext_header, if specified, and the byte offset of the extension data from the start of the file in offset, if specified. If extvar_preamble is specified, then it must be a string containing a preamble to use for the creation of variables corresponding to data contained in the extension.

Upon success, this function returns a 1, otherwise a 0.

See also: fits_header, fits_read