read, hdus=None, memmap=None, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

Read a fits file

  • filepath (str) – The fits file to be read
  • hdu (int or iterable) – The HDU indexes to read from the file

pairs (list) – A list of (data, header) tuples


This routine reads all the HDU’s in a fits file and returns a list of the data and a FileHeader instance for each one. Also all comments in the original file are concatenated into a single ‘comment’ key in the returned FileHeader.