CFITSIO is a library of C and Fortran subroutines for reading and writing data files in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) data format. CFITSIO provides simple high-level routines for reading and writing FITS files that insulate the programmer from the internal complexities of the FITS format. CFITSIO also provides many advanced features for manipulating and filtering the information in FITS files.

Version: 3.420 (MARCONI), 4.0.0 (G100)

Availability: GALILEO100, MARCONI

Target: all

Official web site:

Related Commands:

You can load the module with the command:

module load profile/astro
module load autoload cfitsio

Help and Documentation:

You can find documentation on the module, with the command:

module help cfitsio

The manual is on the web at the original home page (

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