fitsbits -- International FITS discussion list


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This Email exploder provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format. It was established in 1996 as a moderated bi-directional gateway to the sci.astro.fits newsgroup, so that all (non-spam) traffic posted to sci.astro.fits is also distributed by fitsbits, and vice versa.
The sci.astro.fits newsgroup started in February 1992.

The bi-directional gateway between fitsbits and sci.astro.fits ceased to function in December 2010.

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