Files with FITS extension are astronomical images in FITS format. The main difference is an enhanced metadata structure for scientific data.
There is one other file type using
the FIT file extension!
.fit - Garmin Training Center user activity profile
Software that works with fit file extension
FIT file extension - Flexible Image Transport System file
What is fit file? How to open fit files?
File type specification:
The FIT file extension is used for Flexible Image Transport System format, a most commonly used standard format for images used in astronomy. Historically, magnetic tape was the original storage medium for FITS formats.
FITS is a digital file format used to store, transmit, and manipulate scientific and other images, specially in Astronomy. A major feature of the FITS format is that image metadata is stored in a human-readable ASCII header, so that an interested user can examine the headers to investigate a file of unknown provenance.
FITS is also often used to store non-image data, such as spectra, photon lists, data cubes, or even structured data such as multi-table databases. A FITS file may contain several extensions, and each of these may contain a data object. For example, it is possible to store x-ray and infrared exposures in the same file.
List of software applications associated to the .fit file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open fit file, edit fit file, convert fit file, view fit file, play fit file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting fit files.
- Open fit file
- Edit fit file
- View fit file
- Import fit file
- Export fit file