All files should be uploaded to the HOYS server in FITS format.

It can be useful – though not essential – to name your files using the target number and name, exposure time and filter used. For example

<Target Number/name>_<exp_time>_<Filter>.fits

Within the FITS header you should store the following information:

  • cumulative exposure time (the total of all stacked image exposures)
  • date/time of the sequence mid-point (or start in case of short – a few minutes – exposures)
  • filter used in a format recognised by the software

Again this is not essential as you will be asked for this during processing but it is helpful to speed up and automate the processing.