Print FITS and IRAF Image Header Keyword Values

gethead is a utility for printing FITS or IRAF header keyword values. It parses the command line to separate file names from keywords. File names must have the extensions .fit, .fits, .fts, .FIT, .FITS, or .FTS for FITS files or .imh for either version 1 or version 2 IRAF files. Keyword names may be entered in either upper or lower case; they will be automatically translated to upper case by the program. Tab table output, with tab-separated columns with tab-separated column headers, is an option. A list of filenames may be used by prefacing it with a @.

Command Line Arguments


1. Print Usage Instructions
2. Single File, Verbose Mode
3. Multiple parameters from multiple FITS and IRAF files
4. Multiple parameters from list of FITS and IRAF files
5. Reading keywords from a compressed FITS image file

Last updated 19 May 2014 by Jessica Mink

Telescope Data Center