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How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:42 pm
by JockyB
I recently requested an image from the ATEO telescope (found by accident whilst browsing) and have just received my images, 1x red, 1x blue, 1x green and 1x luminance. All .fit files. I can open them with Gimp (can't afford Photoshop etc) and am now wondering what to actually do with these files. Anyone know how to combine them to produce an image (never done this before) Complete noob at processing images.

Thanks in advance for any replies

BTW Merry Christmas, hope you all had a good one.
JockyB

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:43 pm
by JockyB
Nearly forgot, for those interested, here's the link to the ATEO telescope. http://www.insightobservatory.com/p/ate ... quest.html

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:16 pm
by julianr
You can convert them to tiffs if you use fits liberator- or if you get a problem send me the files via dropbox and I can convert them for you

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:57 am
by Trollsvans
https://www.fitswork.de/software/softw_en.php

You can also use FitsWork for the .tif conversion.

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:58 am
by purgitoria
Once you have converted the images to .tiff format you can then combine the layers. The below guides should help you understand the process.
https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-combining.html
https://lco.global/how-to-create-stunni ... he-cosmos/

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:19 am
by Bill_P
purgitoria wrote:Once you have converted the images to .tiff format you can then combine the layers. The below guides should help you understand the process.
https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-combining.html
https://lco.global/how-to-create-stunni ... he-cosmos/


These links are usefull for me also. I have just bought a laptop to use for astro and considering software to load so any help much appreciated. I have used Gimp in the past and had intended to stick with this as part of the install.

Re: How to process .fit files

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:48 pm
by JockyB
Thanks peeps for the help. I downloaded the Fitworks program and have managed to create a coloured image (just using the 3 rgb .fit files) and converted them into a jpeg I could put on Flikr. I'm going to have a go with the luminance .fit file and then try again in Gimp.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143138852@N05/27598086909/in/dateposted-public/