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       Astro::FITS::Header::CFITSIO - Manipulates FITS headers from a FITS file


         use Astro::FITS::Header::CFITSIO;

         $header = new Astro::FITS::Header::CFITSIO( Cards => \@array );
         $header = new Astro::FITS::Header::CFITSIO( File => $file );
         $header = new Astro::FITS::Header::CFITSIO( fitsID => $ifits );

         $header->writehdr( File => $file );
         $header->writehdr( fitsID => $ifits );


       This module makes use of the CFITSIO module to read and write directly to a FITS HDU.

       It stores information about a FITS header block in an object. Takes an hash as an
       argument, with either an array reference pointing to an array of FITS header cards, or a
       filename, or (alternatively) and FITS identifier.




           Reads a FITS header from a FITS HDU

             $header->configure( Cards => \@cards );
             $header->configure( fitsID => $ifits );
             $header->configure( File => $file );
             $header->configure( File => $file, ReadOnly => $bool );

           Accepts an FITS identifier or a filename. If both fitsID and File keys exist, fitsID
           key takes priority.

           If "File" is specified, the file is normally opened in ReadWrite mode.  The "ReadOnly"
           argument takes a boolean value which determines whether the file is opened ReadOnly.

           Write a FITS header to a FITS file

             $header->writehdr( File => $file );
             $header->writehdr( fitsID => $ifits );

           Its accepts a FITS identifier or a filename. If both fitsID and File keys exist,
           fitsID key takes priority.

           Returns undef on error, true if the header was written successfully.


       This module requires Pete Ratzlaff's Astro::FITS::CFITSIO module, and  William Pence's
       "cfitsio" subroutine library (v2.1 or greater).


       Astro::FITS::Header, Astro::FITS::Header::Item, Astro::FITS::Header::NDF,


       Alasdair Allan <>, Jim Lewis <>, Diab Jerius.


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