Table of Contents       17 NeoFinder and Photos


17.8 Astronomy files (.fits)

NeoFinder can catalog thumbnails and metadata of ".fits" files used for astronomy, for telescopes, including for data from the Hubble Space Telescope, or the images of the brand new James Webb Space Telescope!

NeoFinder will read the
thumbnail and metadata if the "Photos" option in the Cataloging Preferences is activated.

As the
file format can contain huge amounts of different data, NeoFinder currently relies on a working QuickLook plugin for the visual thumbnail. A great tool for that is the free QuickFits application, to be found here: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/quickfits/id1551075981?l=en&mt=12

Currently, file name suffixes ".fits" and ".fit" are supported. If you use different suffixes, please contact us and send us some sample files!



catalog FITS files



NeoFinder itself will read the
textual metadata contained in the FITS files, and map them into the suitable existing EXIF fields, and add additional information data to the text content section in the Inspector.

FITS metadaten


If the GPS location of the telescope is available, it will be shown in the EXIF section.

FITS more metadata


This metadata can be searched by the "Text Content" Find Editor parameter, with options like "contains".

FITS Find setup




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17.1 Photo Contact Sheet

17.2 Adobe XMP, EXIF and IPTC meta data

17.3 Lossless picture rotation

17.4 Edit the EXIF creation date

17.5 Truncate JPG files

17.6 Photographer Workflows

17.7 Photo Export

5.8 Find Similar Photos