Welcome to the FITSH Wiki pages. FITSH is a full-featured, open-source software collection related to astronomical image and data processing. This page gathers information about the program (including documentation and examples) and this is the primary download source of the package itself.
The current stable version of FITSH is 0.9.2.
By installing from source, FITSH follows the standard
./configure && make && make install procedure. See this page for further details. FITSH can also be compiled as a Debian package and can be installed system-wide using a Debian-based package manager (
This page describes you how can one begin to have experiences with FITSH. Basically, first install FITSH itself (and some additional packages which might also be useful in the future) then the tasks are readily be availble for image processing!
Here you can find many fully elaborated examples demonstrating the most important features of the FITSH package. Most of these examples are related to published scientific articles.
Although FITSH is a relatively new public package, it is not without a history. As of now, there are more than 100 papers (from the last 10+ years) in which one or more of the FITSH tasks have successfully been employed at some level.