Table 5.1 lists the FITS extension type names and their registered status with the IAUFWG at the time this Guide is being written. Also included in the table are the organization with current responsibility for the extension and its development and, when available, a reference describing the extension. Table 5.2 explains the status codes in Table 5.1.
The up-to-date official listing of extensions registered with the IAUFWG is
available on-line from the FITS Support Office at
ftp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/fits/xtension.lis. This listing is
revised as information is received from the IAUFWG about the registration of
new type names or progress of a particular extension type through the approval
Table 5.1: Reserved Extension Type Names
Prototype binary table design supported in
AIPS, superseded by BINTABLE, which supports all A3DTABLE
Cotton, Tody, and Pence(1995)
Binary Tables. Available at FITS Archives
in file documents/standards/bintable* for 1995-Feb-06 Note: only
maindocument, excluding appendixes.
Warnock et. al. (1990)
Suggested name by A. Warnock Preliminary proposal
Suggested name for binary dumps. No full proposal
Intended for structure to represent equivalent
of tape mark on other media. No full proposal submitted.
Ponz, Thompson, and Muñoz(1994)
Image extension, contains an array of one
or more dimensions.
Prototype matrix extension used for archiving
IUE products, superseded by IMAGE.
Harten et al. (1988)
Jennings et al. (1996)
Reserved for possible use in supporting analog
of HDF group structures under FITS. Current proposal does not use separate extension type.
|S||Standard FITS extension type accepted by the IAUFWG and endorsed by the IAU.|
|P||Proposal for FITS extension type accepted by regional FITS committees but not yet by the IAUFWG.|
|D||Draft proposal, to be discussed in regional FITS committees and by community.|
|R||Reserved FITS extension type name for which a full draft proposal has not yet been submitted.|
|L||Local FITS extension type in use only by a particular group.|