Re: fits file I can't read with ISIS

From: John Houck <houck_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 10:51:36 -0400
[Forwarded copy of Dave Huenemoerder's reply to rgibson]

    rgibson> (See email to isis-users.)
    rgibson> [file:/nfs/cxc/h1/dph/XMAIL/detached/atest.fits]

It doesn't seem to be a valid FITS file.  The ftool fverify shows errors:

                      FVERIFY V4.0.0 (CFITSIO V3.020)                      
HEASARC conventions are being checked.
File: atest.fits

1 Header-Data Units in this file.
=================== HDU 1: Primary Array ===================
*** Error:   The header fill area is not totally filled with blanks.

 5 header keywords
 Null data array; NAXIS = 0 
*** Error:   Bad HDU? (from CFITSIO error stack:)
             Extension doesn't start with SIMPLE or XTENSION keyword. (ffrhdu)
                    XTENSION= 'TABLE   '           / ASCII TABLE EXTENSION
             Failed to move to HDU number 2 (ffmahd).
++++++++++++++++++++++ Error Summary  ++++++++++++++++++++++
 HDU#  Name (version)       Type             Warnings  Errors
 1                          Primary Array    0         1     
 End-of-file                                 0         1     
**** Verification found 0 warning(s) and 2 error(s). ****

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