Spitzer Documentation & Tools
IRS Instrument Handbook

5.7.5             TBL2FITS

The TBL2FITS (“Table To FITS”) module converts the input spect.tbl from IPAC ACSCII table format into a FITS binary table file. The FITS binary table is written as an “extension” in the FITS file. All header keywords including COMMENT and HISTORY are copied over. The data values from the IPAC table are all written to the FITS table as either integer (16-bit) or float (32-bit) values. The output is spect.fits.